Horror stat for Man United after they beat Leicester

Posted August 31, 2017

Jose Mourinho says he is delighted with the quality of football his Manchester United side have been playing, after the Red Devils polished off Leicester City 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday. They walked off having had almost 70 percent possession and 14 attempts of goal with Paul Pogba, freed to go forward with the insurance of Nemanja Matic behind him, had six on his own.

Seven minutes after the restart, United were gifted the opportunity to take the lead from the penalty spot when Danny Simpson handled the ball inside the area, but Schmeichel guessed correctly to keep out Lukaku's spot kick.

The breakthrough finally came with 20 minutes left when Marcus Rashford got on the end of a corner from Henrikh Mkhitaryan to put Manchester United one up.

Fellaini added a second goal eight minutes from time by nudging in a cross from fellow substitute Jesse Lingard. In United's opening games he has looked strong, composed and very comfortable in the defensive midfield role in front of the Utd defence, and against Leicester, it was no different.

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But for all the talk of the attack, they have also gone more than seven hours without conceding a league goal, a run stretching back to mid-May.

And that prompted talk the Algeria global could make the move to Old Trafford.

United are now top of the table, having a two-point lead over Huddersfield and Manchester City going as the global break comes up next week.

Mourinho made his first move by bringing on Rashford for Mata and the England worldwide had the desired impact, netting in the 70th minute.

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"It doesn't matter if they play from the beginning or if they come from the bench".

Earlier in the day, we covered a report (via Don Balon) claiming that Mourinho is willing to splash the cash and sign Real Madrid star Gareth Bale.

Having players make such game-changing contributions is very pleasing for Mourinho, a sentiment he expressed in his post-match reaction.

Manchester United have played three BPL matches so far before the global break.

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