Noam Emeran makes the difference! Six things we learned as Man Utd sink Leeds in pre-season friendly thanks to tricky Frenchman as Mason Mount enjoys lively debut

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All eyes were on Mason Mount and Amad Diallo, but a little-known French forward named Noam Emeran stole the show as Manchester United got their pre-season campaign off to a strong start by beating Leeds 2-0 in Oslo.

Emeran, 20, was one of 11 players to come on at half-time and he made a stunning impact, grabbing the first goal in the 67th minute with a first-time finish that seemed to go through the goalkeeper. He was far from satisfied with the strike though and duly set up United's second goal, a tidy finish from centre-forward Joe Hugill.

It was interesting that it was the team of youngsters that ended up seeing off Leeds after Erik ten Hag named an experienced starting line-up containing two World Cup winners in Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez, as well as £60 million ($77m) signing Mount, but he watched as his side failed to score in the first half.

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Mount had a lively debut and came close to scoring while Amad was a handful for Leeds on the right of United's attack, and Hannibal Mejbri also impressed on his return to the team.

GOAL looks at what we learned during the clash at Ullevaal Stadium.