United come away with the win thanks to an early penalty from Pogba and a match winner by Luke Shaw in which was his first senior goal in 141 appearances. Leicester City were able to get a goal back in stoppage time but were unable to get an equalizing goal before the FT whistle was blown.
Although United came away with the win, it does not accurately show the way United played. As we all know Mourinho does not care about possession and United showed that today. After the first goal was scored, they dropped back and spent the rest of the first half defending their own half. It was through Dave and Bailly that United kept the lead.
Next up Manchester United will travel to Falmer Stadium to play Brighton and Hove Albion
Leicester have one back through Jamie Vardy. The ball comes off the post and Vardy heads it home
There will be 4 minutes of stoppage time
Fellaini comes on for Pogba. Not quite sure who is wearing the captain’s armband
HIS FIRST GOAL IN SENIOR FOOTBALL!
His first touch was not the best but somehow he still scores and makes it 2 for United
United should be 2 up but Kasper comes out channeling his dad and makes himself as big as possible to make the save
McTominay comes on for Fred
Andreas is the next booked for his challenge on Silva even though he wins the ball in the challenge. As he falls, his leg seems to be high and he catches Silva
Lukaku comes on for Rashford in United’s first substitution
Alexis surges forward and passes to Mata who sees his shot go wide. Mata screams in frustration because the ball took a deflection on the way out and a corner kick should have been awarded in United’s favor.