Manchester United Vs Leicester Highlights
See the Match between Manchester United vs Leicester Highlights, on uksports. The Manchester united scored 3 goals against Leicester city and maintained their third position in the Premier League. Rashford, has now surpassed his tally of 22 with 24 goals, gave the hosts the lead against the run of play in the first half after a strong start from Leicester.
United have made Old Trafford a fortress again under Ten Hag, extending their unbeaten home run to 17 games, ahead of the visit of Barcelona on Thursday for the second leg of their Europa League play-off game with the tie finely poised at 2-2. Manchester United then face Newcastle three days later in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.
Leicester exposed holes in United’s defence early on with Tete causing the hosts all manner of problems down the right-hand side. It could have been a different result had De Gea not produced two spectacular saves to deny Harvey Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacho, equalling Peter Schmeichel’s record of 180 clean sheets for the club.
Failure to capitalise on their dominance soon cost Leicester as Rashford found the back of the net for a fifth game running with a powerful effort at an angle. The 25-year-old had a big pocket of space to run onto Bruno Fernandes’ pass after vacated his position and took full advantage, powering past Danny Ward.
United asserted their authority in the second period as they pushed for a second with Ten Hag bringing on Sancho in a central position behind the striker. The switch soon paid dividends as Rashford scored a second following a VAR intervention to overrule the initial offside decision. He now has 16 goals in 17 games since the World Cup. See the Match between Manchester United vs Leicester Highlights, on uksports.
Sancho’s journey on Premier League
Sancho, whose introduction into the middle gave United a new lease of life, then got in on the act himself as he finished a slick move, meeting Fernandes’ low cross with his left foot to put the game out of sight for Leicester, who must settle with being 14th in the table and four points above the drop zone.
“I don’t feel like slowing down and always want to improve.
“It’s still early in the season, we’re fighting for a lot of different things and we have another big game in the week to hopefully go through to the next round of the Europa League and then a massive game for us
Asked about the Premier League title race, he added: “We’re close but both teams in front of us are good teams and playing good football. We have to just focus on ourselves, do as well as we can and keep picking up points.”
“We’re happy with the result, it’s a great result. When you play every third day you can’t always get to your same performance. Today was really tough.
“First half Leicester played brilliant, we were rubbish, the way we were really undisciplined. We had problems and it was only because of David de Gea that we had a clean sheet at half-time.
“Luckily we had half-time, we could repair some things and the second half was brilliant. There was a lot of pleasure, it was enjoyable to watch how we created so many chances and scored great goals.”
He added: “Rashford is getting in the positions but don’t forget the team. I want to highlight Bruno again. Two great assists. There are so many players that can pass [Rashford] the ball in the right moment like Bruno, Jadon, Fred.
“Sancho is in the right direction. He does not know his limits and there’s a lot of space for improvement, though already he is at a high level.”
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