5 highlights after MU’s victory over Leicester
The match MU vs Leicester ended with a score of 3-0 in favor of the home team, let’s look back at the highlights after this match ended.
David de Gea’s top performance
Coach Erik ten Hag himself confirmed after the match: “Today was really difficult. In the first half, Leicester were excellent, but in the second we were terrible. Our way of playing was really inconsistent and lacked discipline, it was only thanks to David De Gea’s talent that we kept a clean sheet until half-time.”
De Gea’s top save against Leicester
True to what the Dutch teacher said, the Spaniard played very well in the first half. He had 2 classic saves. In the 8th minute, Barnes turned on Iheanacho to break the MU penalty area, but at the decisive moment, the English midfielder could not defeat De Gea. The kick of number 7 was quite tight and difficult, but the MU goalkeeper still managed to touch the ball to save.
12 minutes later, De Gea again made a spectacular save for MU after Iheanacho’s strong header from the ball at the bottom of the team’s horizontal line. The goalkeeper’s full stretch, born in 1990, saved the game right on the line.
In the second half, De Gea also had one more save to help the home team keep a clean sheet. This is the 180th match that the 33-year-old has kept a clean sheet for MU, equaling the achievement with the legendary Peter Schmeichel. He proved himself worthy of a new contract.
Record for Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for MU in the 25th minute. Bruno Fernandes flicked the outside of his cheek to pass the ball to let No. 10 get down to pick up the ball, he was calm in the face of goalkeeper Danny Ward to make a decisive cross. guess the ball into the net. In the 56th minute, the player born in 1997 raised the score to 2-0 for MU.
Marcus Rashford scored twice against Leicester
It was Rashford’s 23rd and 24th goals in all competitions, the most in a season for MU (the previous best was 22 in 2019/20), and equals Cristiano Ronaldo’s achievement in 2021/22. It should be known that the 25-year-old striker now scores more goals than the entire Chelsea team (23).
Notably, 16 of Rashford’s 24 goals have come after 17 games since the end of the 2022 World Cup, more than any player in Europe’s top 5 leagues. MU’s current No. 10 is also one of 3 players to score 7 or more consecutive Premier League matches at Old Trafford next to Cristiano Ronaldo (10, 2008) and Wayne Rooney (8, 2009/10). In addition, Rashford has scored 17 goals at Old Trafford in all competitions this season, the best a player has achieved with MU since Wayne Rooney in the 2011/12 season (19).
Must give praise to Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho
Bruno Fernandes has the 150th match for MU in all competitions. Since he made his club debut in February 2020, the Portuguese star has been the player with the most appearances in Europe’s top five leagues. Bruno Fernandes created 9 chances for his teammates in the MU vs Leicester match, the most in a Premier League match this season. And two of those chances were converted into goals.
Bruno Fernandes also shines with 2 assists
This is the fourth time in the Premier League that Bruno Fernandes has provided at least two assists in a match, before that against Bournemouth, Southampton and Brentford. Not only Rashford but also Bruno have been playing much better since Cristiano Ronaldo left Old Trafford.
Praise must also be given to Jadon Sancho, who came on from the bench and scored 3-0 for the home team. From a situation on the ball at high speed, Sancho pushed the ball to Bruno Fernandes and then he himself took the position to finish in the penalty area to catch the ball returned by his teammate and by placing his heart in his left foot, Sancho registered his name. I’m on the scoreboard. This is the second goal of the English player after returning to MU’s squad, Ten Hag believes Sancho will bring more goals for MU in the remaining time of the season.
MU continues to raise hopes of competing in the championship
Beating Leicester 3-0, MU continues to show extremely high performance when playing at home. Specifically, since losing to Brighton on opening day, Manchester United have now won 29 points out of a possible 33 at Old Trafford in the Premier League. If counted in all competitions, MU has a series of 17 matches without losing at home.
MU is still hoping to compete for the NHA championship this season
Manchester United have won more games than any other team in Europe’s five major leagues this season (27, their total wins are seven more than they won last season (20) with three points. United have solidly consolidated the 3rd position in the rankings. The Old Trafford team shortened the gap with the 2nd ranked team Man City to only 3 points, they are only 5 points behind the top team Arsenal. The chance to compete for the championship is still there with Erik ten Hag’s team.
Leicester is back on the ground
Before being a guest on MU’s field, Leicester was in very high form. “Foxes” destroyed Tottenham with a score of 4-1 at home, before that was a 4-2 victory over Aston Villa right away. If counted in all competitions, Leicester are unbeaten in the last 4 matches, including 3 victories.
Leicester’s 4-match unbeaten streak is stopped
James Maddison and his teammates played well at Old Trafford, they finished 19 times, only regret that David de Gea’s excellent performance prevented the visitors from scoring. To lose to MU, Leicester’s 4-match unbeaten streak had to stop. They are still ranked 14th on the table, 4 points more than the relegation group.
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