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Danny Murphy slams Man United for celebrating 'like they had won the title' after Leeds win

Danny Murphy criticised United's celebrations in their 4-2 win over Leeds
Danny Murphy criticised United's celebrations in their 4-2 win over Leeds / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

Key Summary:

1. Danny Murphy slammed Man United players for celebrating like they won the league in the 4-2 win over Leeds.

2. Leeds came from 2-0 down to level the scores, but United fought back with goals from Fred and Anthony Elanga.

3. The Red Devils now sit four points clear of fifth-place West Ham United.

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy hit out at Manchester United players for celebrating like "they won the league" after beating Leeds United on the weekend.

Ralf Rangnick's side went 2-0 up before conceding twice in the space of a minute. However, two late goals gave them a much-needed win and keeps them fourth on the Premier League table for now.

But Murphy has slammed the Red Devils for their celebration and questioned their ambitions.

He said on talkSPORT: "This is what I'll say about United - this is how far they've come and its a shame because they are a brilliant club.

"But they were celebrating that win at Leeds, to cement fourth position for the time being, like they'd won the title. You were watching it going, okay, passion, emotion - I get it. But this is Man Utd, they're now in fourth. Well done boys.

"You've won at Leeds, who have conceded the second most goals in the Premier League. They should be beating Leeds and Brighton - they've spent the most money.

"They're celebrating fourth position and saying 'a couple of months ago we wouldn't have won this game'. They expectations have got to be higher.

He then added: "This idea that United have won twice in a week, are in fourth and now everything's alright again. I don't concur with that."

United face relegation threatened Watford on Saturday as they look to build on back-to-back victories in the Premier League.