Ratings: United beat Leicester through Rashford penalty; De Gea, Maguire or McTominay the Man of the Match contenders

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Manchester United beat Leicester City 1-0 at Old Trafford, returning Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to winning ways after two draws and one defeat in the three matches before this one. Marcus Rashford was the key to winning this game and giving United three points, putting United into the top four of the Premier League, at least until Sunday afternoon.

United opened the scoring in the eighth minute of the match with Marcus Rashford won a penalty after Caglar Soyuncu made a challenge against the England forward and the referee, Martin Atkinson gave the penalty. Rashford hit his effort low and to the right of Kasper Schmeichel, who went in the wrong direction, putting United in the lead at Old Trafford.

David De Gea made a great save to deny Leicester from an equaliser in the 30th minute of the match after Harry Maguire headed away a James Maddison corner which went straight to Ben Chilwell on the edge of the box, he then chested the ball down and volleyed towards goal for De Gea to tip the effort over the crossbar.

Daniel James was lively throughout the match, even having a shot on goal six minutes into the second half from 25-yards out, however, it was well off target not pressuring Schmeichel. Leicester then started to turn the pressure on which was not ideal thinking about the same happening against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Crystal Palace and Southampton.

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Goals: Marcus Rashford 8′ (penalty)

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Young; Matic (Fred 67′), McTominay; Pereira, Mata (Chong 70′), James (Tuanzebe 90+1′); Rashford

Substitutes Not Used: Romero; Jones; Gomes; Greenwood

Bookings: Daniel James 84′; James Maddison 75′, Ben Chilwell 90+5′

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I support Manchester United, the greatest English football team to have ever existed. Bruno Fernandes is the latest in a long line of players with great ability to play for the club. I idolised Bryan Robson, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, and Eric Cantona growing up.