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.
Manchester United 4-1 Leicester City Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 Season ]
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.
Extended Highlights (English)
Jose Mourinho Post Match Interview
Manchester United vs Leicester City Highlights
[English Premier League, 24 September 2016 ]
Kickoff-time: 12:30 uk time
Channel: SkySports 1 HD (UK), NBC SN (US)
Match highlights: if you missed the live action, you can always visit this page to get full match replay video after the game.
Match Preview: Both of these teams has already meet earlier in the season when United ran out comfortable 2-1 winners in the community shield game at Wembley. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Lingard were on target either side of Vardy’s goal as Mourinho started his United tenure on a high.
Team News & Lineups: Jose Mourinho will take charge of first competitive game as United manager while new signings, Zlatain Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Eric Bailly are expected to make their official debuts for United against Leicester City.
Leicester on the other hand has managed to hold on to their two key players in Jamie Vardy and Riyadh Mahrez and also added talented forward in Ahmad Musa who scored twice against Barcelona in friendly game last week. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Sunday.
Match Predictions: A great game for the neutrals and of course Leicester City who can make history by winning their very first premier league title but United have been in pretty good form of late and they will be slightly favourite going into the game specially considering Vardy is suspended. I am going with a narrow 1-0 win for Manchester United in this one.
An absolutely cracking game at Old Trafford sawa Leicester City trying to win the premier league title but they started at the backfoot when United scored through Martial but they did equalized minutes later through West Morgan.
17′ 1 – 1 Wes Morgan equalized for Leicester City with a thumping header in 17th minute of the game. Both teams went into the break 1-1 but Leicester were looking more likely to catch United on the break than otherway around as they game wore on in second half.