Season recap: Manchester United 1 Leicester 0

Monday 08 June 2020 09:09

In the run-up to the resumption of league action, we're looking at every one of United's 12 Premier League victories so far this season. Next up is our September win over Leicester City...


Ice-cool Marcus Rashford scored from the spot to earn a 1-0 win for Manchester United against Leicester City at Old Trafford.

It was a nervous nail-biter as United finally came through a tough assignment to get back to winning ways in the Premier League, with Rashford’s eighth-minute spot-kick giving the Reds their first win since the opening day of the season against Chelsea.

Read our full report here.


Highlights: United 1 Leicester 0 Video

Highlights: United 1 Leicester 0

The restart isn't far off, so we're showing action from our 12 league wins so far. Next, it's United 1 Leicester 0...


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “There were many reasons why we needed a win today. For the boys, that they can see what we’re doing is the right way. I thought the first 20-25 minutes were excellent. Then, of course, we played against a good team as well and they made it hard for us and we made it hard for ourselves with some bad decisions. We were a little bit sloppy on the ball, but we had to defend and today is probably the first time this season, apart from some parts of the first half against Chelsea, that we’ve had to defend deep against a team that was pushing us, but I never felt under any real, real pressure. They didn’t create too many big chances in that second half, even though they had the ball.”

Marcus Rashford: “There has been a lot of talk [about penalties] but it is all about clearing that out of your head and just getting back down to basics. When it comes down to it, that is all you know, to get to the first team, it is by doing the basics and working hard. I just try to look at the keeper, especially a keeper like him because he has a good jump and likes to go early. If it is not hard and in the corner, then he has a chance of saving it. But it was a nice feeling to score.”


Midfielder Scott McTominay came out top in our post-match poll. The hard-working Academy graduate helped the Reds protect our early lead under intense pressure from Brendan Rodgers's men. He ended up with 53 per cent of the vote in our Official App, with former Foxes defender Harry Maguire (31 per cent) and August's goalscoring hero Daniel James (16 per cent) also nominated by our MUTV pundits.

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