Rashford strike lifts surging Man Utd into fifth
Despite improving, the Foxes were still flat, struggling to take the handbrake off and create clear openings against a United side who kept them at arm’s length.
A set-piece looked Leicester’s best bet for an equaliser and De Gea was at full stretch to turn over Ghezzal’s 25-yard free kick with 14 minutes left.
It roused the hosts and Evans mis-kicked six yards out but United chased a second and Romelu Lukaku forced Schmeichel into a low save.
The Foxes remained in the hunt until the end, though, and Vardy’s tame effort was straight at De Gea before Schmeichel denied Anthony Martial.
Manchester United took an early lead as they extended their unbeaten run when they travelled to face Leicester in the Premier League fixture today.
Marcus Rashford latched on to a great ball from Paul Pogba and finished emphatically past Kasper Schmeichel to put United ahead after eight minutes.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to taste defeat as caretaker manager but did see his side drop points for the first time against Burnley earlier in the week.
Speaking after the game Rashford praised Pogba for his telling impact on the side once again. “Time and time again he provides opportunities for the team,” the England international told Sky Sports at full-time. “Getting the goal sets it in stone, but we have got to keep improving.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals advice Marcus Rashford ignored
Solskjaer has joked about the failed advice he gave to Marcus Rashford ahead of Manchester United’s win away at Leicester.
The Norwegian coach had encouraged the forward to always hit the ball through the legs of Kasper Schmeichel when through on goal, however Solskjaer was happy that the forward still managed to score regardless.
When asked how much he enjoyed the finish from the Rashford, the caretaker manager told Sky Sports: “Very much so! But then again I told him (to put it) through Schmeichel’s legs, because he opens up! But it was a great finish so I can’t complain, can I?”
Solskjaer reflects on win
“We know we can play better, but you can’t play fantasy football all the time. We fought for our mates next to us, we put our heads on the line, we put our bodies on the line. It was a great defensive performance from within the box.”
A change for Rashford
Speaking to Sky Sports after the match Marcus Rashford spoke about his change in position.
“I don’t think anyone grows up just wanting to be a striker these days, the game has changed you want to be an all round forward, you want to be able to play on the left, right and number 10, play where the team needs you.”
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