Manchester United took on former English Champions Leicester City at the Theatre of Dreams as matchday 3 of the new Premier League season continued at the weekend. United had the upper hand in the tie as they bossed proceedings in the fixture.
Nevertheless, Juan Mata taught that he had given the Red Devils the lead but his joy was cut short as he was adjured offside by the assistant referee.
This left the forward fuming as the search for goals continued until the second half as Leicester stretched the host in the game.
We evaluate the significant points as United prevailed against Leicester City.
United Signalling Intensity
The Red Devils for the third time the ongoing season recorded three points at home much to the delight of manager Jose Mourinho that was spotted in celebration during the game.
It was crystal clear as United have taken a giant step to banish the ghost of a struggling season last tenure.
Manchester United have defeated the trio of West Ham United, Swansea City and Leicester City with the plethora of attacking talent like Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku and it’s safe to say that the Red Devils have their eye on the league title.
This is Jose Mourinho at work as the English giants used the three aforementioned games to underline their title/league aspirations ahead of the upcoming games.
There is no doubt that Jose Mourinho is a fan of a strong defensive unit. This philosophy has helped his side to the apex of the league (3 weeks Old) as they have scored 10 goals without conceding any goal.
United have coped well defensively this season and the trio of Eric Baily Daley Blind and Phil Jonas have discharged their duties at the back with great effect. This has stood united above the rest as they hold a goal difference of +10.
The manager was quick in making defensive acquisition signalling how important it is for the side to keep a clean sheet as United have taken a positive step to their ambitions this season as they failed to concede against Leicester City despite the threat of Mahrez.
Rashford Delivers For United
The young talent forward was what Manchester United needed as they took the lead from a set-piece situation. Romelu Lukaku might have missed a penalty as Leicester was adjured to have handled the ball in the box.
Nevertheless, the promising forward delivered for what he is accounted for the season as the Red Devils secure a 2-0 win at home.
This was made possible as Mauroune Fellaini made it 2-0 with a slight touch of the ball as Rashford found the breakthrough to set the tone for the third win for United in the season.
Expect more fire works from the talent as United regroup next month after the international break this weekend.
Leicester Deserve Credit
The visitors deserve the credit as they held United to stalemate before the intermission. This was evident as Leicester goalkeeper saved from the spot (against Romelu Lukaku) to the plaudits of his teammates.
The likes of Mahrez and Shinji Okazaki threaten United goal particularly the former that dragged his effort wide after some piece of skill from the left wing which left United defensive in disarray.
Leicester have proven a tough nut to crack against the big side away from home just like they did against Arsenal taken the lead on twice through Jamie Vardy.
This got to show what they can offer at home (King Power Stadium) when the big side comes visiting as they have shown against Manchester City last season.