Overconfidence and a big defensive chaos saw Manchester United give away a 2-goal lead to finally end up defeated by a 2-goal lead for the opposition team, as LVG’s stars were brought down to earth by Leicester City’s foxes on a 5-3 scoreline. United were in front on the 13th minute as Falcao delivered a perfect cross for Van Persie, who with the help of a deflection, headed in his first goal of the season. Di Maria added a 2nd one on the 16th minute with a clever chip, but lack of defensive concentration saw Leicester reduce the deficit one minute later, with Ulloa finding the net for the hosts. However the score did not change until the second half, and Herrera scored on the 57th minute with a clever backheel following Di Maria’s shot across the box.
With a 2-goal lead, United were expected to control the match, but were caught by surprise, as the ref awarded a kind penalty to Leicester for a foul on Vardy by Rafael, with the former initially fouling the latter outside the box. Nugent stepped up and calmly scored from the spot, and from there on, Leicester raised the tempo, while United were completely disorganized. Two minutes later, Leicester were levelled, as Cambiasso found the net from the edge of the box, with United’s defense looking in complete chaos, and the party was not over for the Foxes, as Vardy added a fourth on the 79th minute following a ball-loss by Mata, and Ulloa completed his double on the 83rd minute from the spot once again, with Blackett sent off for United being the last defender as he went into the challenge on the opponent. LVG was left biting his nails and looking completely KO, while on the pitch the United players were lost completely and could not muster any comeback, leaving the local faithfuls rocking the stadium as they cheered their heroes.
LVG and Co. will have to work harder to get this United team back on track, mostly in defense, where defenders and even the keeper looked completely like open floodgates, allowing everything to get past them, and after a quite bizarre mercato where he did bring in Rojo and Blind, but not a powerful center-back, it does seem that in the next mercato he will have to spend big to get at least one player in this position if he wants to make United stronger at the back, like the times of Vidic and Ferdinand.