Marcelo Bielsa looking for Leeds United to dominate rivals

Marcelo Bielsa felt a mature Leeds United got their just deserts against Manchester United, and having mastered the art of frustrating top sides at Elland Road, the next step is to outplay them.

With only Tottenham Hotspur still to come the weekend after next, Leeds are unbeaten at home against the other five clubs who thought they were too big for the Premier League last week, only to be quickly told otherwise.

Whilst they take huge credit for subduing a much-vaunted attack yesterday, Manchester City are the only side the Whites have beaten, with draws against Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and a 0-0 with the Red Devils.

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That is not to be sniffed at by any means, but there is a sense there is still more to come from a team that will start May in the Premier League’s top half.

Leeds United's Luke Ayling gets to the byline as Manchester United's Luke Shaw closes in. Picture: Tony Johnson

“The game was played more naturally for them but the chances on goal were similar, even if they did have more of the ball to attack and a lot more attacks than we did,” said Bielsa. “I think a draw was sufficient reward.”

Yet he also pointed out: “In none of the games except the one against Arsenal were we able to dominate to win. Clearly at this moment we can’t go into these games to dominate to go and win.

“We haven’t managed to achieve that, apart from against Arsenal. I’m referring to the first half of that game as in the second half we had an extra player (with Nicolas Pepe sent off after 51 minutes).”

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