Manchester United News: Jadon Sancho‘s early strike has Manchester United bringing in their third win in a row against the struggling away side Leicester City with a 1-0 scoreline at King Power Stadium on 2nd September.
After facing two straight defeats in a row at the beginning, Manchester United‘s side seems strong in maintaining their winning status. But United are still looking shaky, as the game was not in their total control.
Leicester City‘s misery continues without a single win. This is the Foxes’ worst start to a Premier League Season since 1994.
They are currently at the bottom of the English Premier League table, as more pressure emerges on manager Brendan Rodgers. The Blue Army is also complaining about their lack of signing quality players.
Manchester United News: What Do the Stats Indicate?
Manchester maintained 54% of the possession throughout the game. Out of 9 shots, they have only registered 2 shots on target.
Leicester on the other hand maintained a minority of possession of just 46%. But gladly, they maintained a continuous threat to United’s defence with 10 shots in the game. But 2 shots were only on the target, just like their opponent.
Red Devils lined up with the 4-2-3-1 system, whereas Leicester maintained a 4-1-4-1 formation. Rashfod began as a sole striker in front of Bruno Fernandes. Sancho and Elanga started on the wing. Vardy started the game as a sole striker for the Foxes. Tielemans and Maddison were also on the starting XI.
The only goal of this game came in the 22nd minute from Sancho. He was unmarked, and the goal pass came from Rashford. Other than this, there was nothing significant in the first half.
During the second half, De Gea saved a stunning 50th-minute free-kick from Maddison. After replacing Sancho in the 68th minute, Cristiano Ronaldo started to cause problems in Leicester’s defence. In the 89th minute, Leicester striker Iheanacho almost scored an own goal.
The outcome of this match is very alarming for Leicester fans. For the last few years, the Foxes were losing their main players one by one every season. This season, they have lost the pillars of their defence; Fofana and Schmeichel. Brandon Rodgers’s Leicester is the lowest spending club in the summer transfer window.
United came out as a winner of this game, but their lack of scoring is still a concern. The surprise came as 60 million signing Casemiro was missing from the starting XI. Ronaldo and Maguire were also benched.
Manchester United News: Post-match Interview
During the post-match interview, Ten Hag said: “We need a good squad and we needed numbers.” He is also expecting more to come from his team after Ronaldo and Casemiro get more match fit.
Rodgers is glad to keep most of the stars as he remarked: “We couldn’t lose too many.” He is also pleased with the club’s new recruitment of Wout as a replacement for Wesley Fofana.
Manchester United News: What’s Next for both teams?
Erik Ten Hag‘s Manchester will compete against Arsenal on Sunday. This will be a thrilling match for the fans.
Leicester City will face impressive Brighton and Hove Albion on the same day.