LEEDS United came out on the wrong side of a six-goal Premier League thriller against bitter rivals Manchester United at Elland Road yesterday afternoon.

In a white-hot atmosphere and torrential rain, a goal from Bruno Fernandes moments before half-time, to add to Harry Maguire’s earlier effort, looked to have put the Red Devils in cruise control at 2-0 up.

But Leeds scored twice in a minute, courtesy of Rodrigo and surprise substitute Raphinha, to make it 2-2 early in the second half.

But a freshly-introduced Fred put Manchester United back in front with 20 minutes to go, before young Anthony Elanga wrapped things up late on for the visitors.

Leeds arguably started the brightest, and went close early on when Jack Harrison fired a half-volley just off target from Mateusz Klich's clipped ball over the top.

Cristiano Ronaldo should have put the Red Devils in front after 26 minutes, but his effort from a couple of yards out from Paul Pogba’s low ball across was blocked by Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier’s knee.

But from a Luke Shaw corner, Maguire lost Diego Llorente and crashed a header into the net.

In the fourth minute of added time at the end of the first half, a barnstorming run from visiting defender Victor Lindelof saw him lay the ball off to Jadon Sancho, whose clipped cross was headed down and in by Fernandes.

But Leeds roared back after the break, and just seconds after Rodrigo’s driving run down the left ended with a misplaced cross that flew over David de Gea and into the Manchester United net, Raphinha equalised.

A crunching tackle by Adam Forshaw on Fernandes saw the ball break to Dan James, whose low cross was turned in at the back post by the Brazilian.

But then a lovely move by the visitors ended with Fred and Sancho exchanging a one-two, before the former fired a left-footed effort beyond Meslier at his near post.

In celebrating that goal, Elanga was struck by a coin thrown from the Leeds United stand, but he had the last laugh with two minutes to go.

Pascal Struijk failed to deal with Fernandes’ flick over his head, and the Portuguese was able to get to the ball first and prod it through to the youngster, who swept the ball through Meslier’s legs and into the net.

The defeat leaves Leeds in 15th, just five points clear of the drop zone.