Red Devils continue fine run


A sterner test was awaiting the Red Devils as the Foxes visited Old Trafford today, and indeed the visitors posed some problems before the hosts eventually won 2-0 thanks to goals from Rashford and Fellaini in the second half.

United dominated mostly for the first half but Leicester’s backline held firm with Schmeichel producing some good saves to keep out the Red Devils and Morgan also having a great game to keep Lukaku subdued. Martial was given a start for the game ahead of Rashford but he could not produce much either despite chances being present. Pogba was the most active as he tried several attempts but he too could not unlock the game, and the Red Devils and the Foxes went into half time levelled.

United started the second half as the first one and it looked like the frustration was to be ended when a penalty was awarded for a handball by Simpson. Lukaku stepped up to take it but Schmeichel was equal to his attempt as the keeper dived right to keep out the attempt. Stats showed that Lukaku has missed half of the penalty attempts taken in his career and that he should have left the chance for a teammate instead. Eventually Rashford was sent on for Mata, and he had a big impact as he scored on a half-volley on the 70th minute following Mkhitaryan’s corner kick. Enter “lord” Fellaini a couple of minutes later as Mourinho tried to see the game off and he too provided a positive impact as he won aerial balls and almost played Lukaku in on goal. Fellaini consolidated his status with the killer goal on the 82nd minute following a pass from Lingard although the former seemed to be slightly offside from replays. United did not force themselves from thereon but De Gea had to be vigilant in the closing minutes as King almost found the net had the former not kept a strong right foot to ground to keep the ball out to keep his 3rd cleansheet.

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