A goal by Rashford was enough to defeat Leicester City (1-0). Juan Mata, in the line up for the second consecutive game, had a chance after a beautiful personal action. He was applauded by Old Trafford’s fans when he was replaced.
Manchester United returned to winning ways after the international break with an important victory. On the fifth game-week of the Premier League, with Juan Mata in the starting XI for the second consecutive game, the Red Devils won Leicester City (1-0) at Old Trafford.
Rashford scored from the penalty spot the winning goal with just 8 minutes off the clock. Both teams had opportunities to change the result. Rashford himself nearly made the 2-0 after a spectacular strike that hit the crossbar. Mata also, in a beautiful individual action, had a chance but his shot was rejected by Schmeichel. Some of the best goals of the Spanish international in recent years have had Leicester as a victim. This time, however, he did not score.
Juan played as a attacking midfielder behind Rashford. The local fans gave him an outstanding ovation when he was replaced by Chong in the 70th minute. Mata and his teammates now have to focus on the Europa League. On Thursday, against FC Astana at Old Trafford, Manchester United will begin their participation in the tournament.