Man Utd 3, Leicester 0, positives and negatives, player ratings and match report, Premier League fixture

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Brendan Rodgers just played the same eleven as he did vs. Spurs and had no eyes on a tactical approach as Leicester came out positive with a massive self belief. It looked as if this could have been one of the best ever experiences at Old Trafford.

Harvey Barnes almost scored early on, but a fantastic save from David de Gea stopped the ball from going in. Leicester kept their momentum and pushed for the first goal and just a few minutes later Kelechi Iheanacho came came close with a great header again stopped by de Gea. To have a top class goalkeeper makes it difficult for the opponent.

Leicester are not clinical enough and also a bit sloppy as Wout Faes again made a fatal error in the 25th minute just making a short pass into the middle of the field, Man Utd snapped the ball as Marcus Rashford was played up in a perfect position, and his clinical finish made it 1-0.

Leicester had their team well in place and did not give up, but attempts and skills are not at the level of Man Utd this evening, despite being very positive at times. Man Utd were 1-0 up at half time, but still Leicester the better team so far.

Especially the midfield dynamic looked fantastic with Mendy, Dewsbury-Hall and Maddison making a very exciting set up as they pull together and work well for each other. Man Utd struggled heavily with that type of midfield, and hopefully Brendan Rodgers will keep it for the future.

2nd half started with pressure from Leicester, but with a very unexperienced defense, you soon found Marcus Rashford yet again in a position he will punish you from, luring the offside line and making a new clinical finish that made it 2-0 to Man Utd.

Leicester made a number of substitutions after this and towards the end, but a one to one ball passing between the forward line of Man Utd put the game to bed after 61 minutes, Jadon Sancho hammered the ball into the net. A fantastic goal with everything happening in this attack.

Man Utd and especially Marcus Rashford showed their brutal face as Leicester were learned a lesson at Old Trafford today. TCF had no hope for a win and a draw would have been massive, so the outcome from this game was as we expected, but again a very positive start from Leicester.

TCF never really likes to use words on the referee, with VAR in controll, but they need to look at situations like the one giving Mendy a yellow for just hitting the ball, and Sabitzer not even getting booked with his challenge on Maddison, strange.

Man Utd are closing in on the top teams as they push forward, Leicester needs to consentrate on getting enough points to avoid the drop. Hopefully getting something from the next games coming up, home to Arsenal and away to Southampton, with Blackburn in the FA Cup being played in between.

  • Positives
    • Great start, with fantastic power from the team
    • Hard working midfield trio, looks very dynamic
  • Negatives
    • Not converting from massive chances
    • James Maddison not really able to play a major part today
    • Wout Faes making sloppy mistakes
    • A defense with very little experience from Premier League football
    • Tetê struggling, worried about his lack of team understanding
    • Letting in three goals
    • Yellow cards to Mendy and Faes

Player Ratings: Ward 5, Castagne 5, Souttar 6, Faes 4, Kristiansen 5, Mendy 7, Dewsbury-Hall 6, Barnes 6, Iheanacho 6, Tetê 5, Maddison 5 Subs: Praet, Vardy, Tielemans, Soumare

  • Leicester City, Man of the Match
    • Nampalys Mendy

Match Stats (H/A)

  • Possession: 57 / 43
  • Corners: 6 / 6
  • Shots on target: 8 / 3
  • Fouls: 9 / 9
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