“Elland Road”? No mate, “FRED AND ELANGA Stadium”

Manchester United tore Leeds United apart on Sunday afternoon by turning up to their ground Elland Road and beating them 4-2. There was a fight back from the side in white, however second half goals from Fred and Anthony Elanga saw the Reds walk away with 3 points.

Following the match, some United fans took to social media to post their thoughts on the fixture, with praise for Fred and Elanga rife.

However, some chose to show their appreciation differently… by editing the Elland Road Wikipedia page and dedicating it to Manchester United’s goalscorers!

The web-page has since been changed back to how it originally looked, however the image below show some of the changes made to the page.

The stadium name was changed to “FRED AND ELANGA Stadium”, the location was changed to “elanga road”, and the owner of the stadium now “Pastor Fred up the reds”.

Manchester United had four goalscorers during the match. The first was an effort from a corner scored by Harry Maguire – a goal which ended a horrific run of United not scoring from their last 138 corners. The next was another header cooley dispatched by Bruno Fernandes, after a beautiful cross from Jadon Sancho saw the Portuguese midfielder in acres of space to double United’s lead.

After two goals inside a minute from Leeds, United suddenly looked on the back foot. This was until what can be in hindsight called a “master stroke” by Ralf Rangnick, where he substituted Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard for Fred and Elanga – a move heavily critizised by the media almost instantly.

It paid off well beyond expected though, as a lovely strike from Fred gave United a 3-2 lead on the night. Elanga wrapped the game up in the closing stages with a calm as you like finish to give the visitors an eventual 4-2 victory.

These four goalscorers were well reflected in the Wikipedia article, with each stand being named after them.

The Don Revie Stand was renamed “Harry Maguire Stand”, the East Stand to “Bruno Fernandes Stand”, South Stand turned to “Fred Stand”, and finally the John Charles Stand became “Anthony Elanga Stand”.

After their triumph in Leeds, United now travel to the continent to face Atletico Madrid in Spain in the first leg of their Round of 16 tie. It will be Manchester United and Atletico’s most feared rival Cristiano Ronaldo‘s debut game at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, as they have not played at the ground since it was opened in 2017.

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