Manchester United 4 – 1 Leicester City as Smalling, Mata, Rashford and Pogba on target in first half time, Manchester United took on Leicester City in premier league game on saturday and with all the pressure on Mourinho and United they produced one of the best first half performance since Sir Alex Ferguson era. Mourinho benched Rooney and started with Rashford, Ibrahimovic and Mata in attacking roles and moved paid off as United ran riot at Old Trafford. Chris Smalling, Juan Mata, Rashford and Paul Pogba got themselves on score-sheet.
Paul Pogba scored his first goal for Manchester United since his £89m return from Juventus, while Marcus Rashford has three in three games, Manchester United thrashed Premier League champions Leicester City as boss Jose Mourinho dropped captain Wayne Rooney from his starting line-up. Chris Smalling’s header put United ahead before Juan Mata finished off a slick move with a crisp strike. Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba – with his first goal for the club – both scored from corners, with Demarai Gray’s spectacular long-range strike the only consolation for Leicester. Rooney came on in the 83rd minute. United’s first Premier League win in a month was sealed by half-time, but a third defeat for Leicester already matches their total for the whole of last season.
Manchester United 4 – 1 Leicester City Premier League Match Highlights
- 22′ 1 – 0 Chris Smalling scored from a corner kick routine to put United in lead just after Leicester had their best spell in the game.
- 37′ 2 – 0 Juan Mata nice give and go at the edge of the box opened up Leicester defence and he scored with a superb left footed strike to make it 2-0.
- 40′ 3 – 0 Marcus Rashford got himself on the scoresheet when Mata’s cut back found him unmarked inside the box.
42′ 4 – 0 Paul Pogba scored his first goal for Manchester United to make it 4-0 before halftime.
60′ 4 – 1 Demarai Gray scored absolute peach of a goal after cutting inside from the left and unleashing a beautiful curing effort on the far post.
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