Ratings: Leicester City 1-1 Manchester United – Barclays Premier League 2015/16

Manchester United drew 1-1 with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening after Jamie Vardy broke the record held by Ruud van Nistelrooy by scoring in his eleventh consecutive match, putting his side in the lead inside the first 25 minutes. United drew level in stoppage time at the end of the first half with Bastian Schweinsteiger scoring his first goal for the club, with a header from a Daley Blind cross. The second half was spent with United having more than the lions share of the ball, but seldom doing anything with any of the chances being created. Frustration seems to be the new thing that haunts United supporters, with many still calling for Louis van Gaal to be sacked, despite the fact he has made ground with the club, stabilising them, making changes by getting rid of the dead wood and getting the side ready for the next manager, currently tipped to be Ryan Giggs.

The football is not beautiful, but this is not the end product. United are still in transition and nothing is pretty in transition. The United way of football is temporarily out of service, but supporters need to get behind the team and the manager. Sacking another manager in just over two years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired will not be good for the club, and the hard work undertaken by Van Gaal and his assistants will be undone by an incoming manager, and the club will be back to square one. Not a good thing to call for, but fickle is as fickle does.

Manchester United

1 David De Gea

Could have done better to beat Jamie Vardy's opening goal of the game. Made some good saves during the remainder of the match. Had little to do otherwise.


36 Matteo Darmian

Seems to have lost the form he had when he first played for United. Failed to track back when Jamie Vardy scored the opener. His attacking play was not much to write home about either.


Ratings: Leicester City 1-1 Manchester United – Barclays Premier League 2015/16

Played well and got forwards a lot, helping out the attack, who did not seem to have a clue where the goal was. He's come along leaps and bounds since his first team debut last season.


12 Chris Smalling

Best player on the pitch again based on input, especially defensively. Got forward at times and seems to still be that player United have needed to step up for some time.


17 Daley Blind

The Dutchman's corners were much of United's attacking impetus. Assisted for Bastian Schweinsteiger's first goal and the all important equaliser.


16 Michael Carrick

Stuck to his role and kept the play ticking over for United. Played in a deep role and really did not put a foot wrong, in my opinion.


31 Bastian Schweinsteiger

Scored United's equaliser at the end of the first half with a corner by Daley Blind. Did well on the ball and looked to orchestrate the midfield for his club.


8 Juan Mata

Put in some good plays on the ball, but lacked the cutting edge to deliver United what they needed. Good result away, but it could have been so much better for United.


10 Wayne Rooney

Poor. Offered little. Passing was astray for the majority of the time. Got replaced by Memphis Depay on the 67th minute. Needs to take a long hard look at himself.


18 Ashley Young

Got forward a lot and put in some crosses, many of them were poor. Looked predictable at times. Defensively, he put in the effort to minimise Leicester's threat.


11 Anthony Martial

The Frenchman was a bit hot and cold today. Seems to have lost confidence, but still tried to get the better of the Leicester defence.



Ratings: Leicester City 1-1 Manchester United – Barclays Premier League 2015/16

Replaced Wayne Rooney. No real impact made. Had a few chances on goal, none that threatened Leicester though. Needs to improve and find some form.


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