Manchester United beat Leicester 1-0 on Thursday to extend their third consecutive Premier League win.
Jadon Sancho scored the only goal of the match in a flowing move at half-time in the 23rd minute, after United’s players helped the Reds to wins against Liverpool and Southampton.
United manager Eric ten Hag said: “This is another step forward.
It was just 10 days ago that United entered the season opener after losing consecutive home games to Liverpool, raising questions about the suitability of Ten Hag and his new signings, recently hired from Ajax. is swirling. .
United have played with more confidence and the addition of Casemiro (a late substitute like Ronaldo) and Anthony (who was unavailable after completing his transfer from Ajax on Thursday) has all but eliminated those doubts. , strengthened the team. Consecutive clean sheets are also a big plus.
Ronaldo could still play a key role this season after failing to secure a move in the closed transfer market just after the full-time whistle. just flew big and looked alive.
“It will be even better when Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro are in shape,” Ten Hag said.
In the end, a Sancho goal tore the teams apart after United claimed possession following a Leicester goal kick. Bruno Fernandes found Marcus Rashford in the central position and he slid into Sancho, rounded goalkeeper Danny Ward and put the ball into the empty net.
Leicester are now a Premier League crisis club, just one point from their first five games and two points off bottom. The pressure is mounting on manager Brendan Rodgers, who complained after the game about the club’s failure to bolster the squad with summer transfers.
Leicester only signed one outfielder, unknown defender Wout Faes from French club Reims.
“With the utmost respect,” Rogers said, “the help in the market that this team needed was not there.”
Only once did the hosts seriously threaten United goalkeeper David De Gea, but it was James Maddison who threw a free kick over the defensive wall resulting in a stunning one-handed save.James Justin flared up in injury time with another good chance for Leicester.
United will face a bigger challenge on Sunday when Arsenal, who have a record of 100 per cent, visit Old Trafford.
“It’s a good test to see where we are,” Ten Hag said.
https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2022-09-02/football/Man-United-beat-Leicester-1-0-for-3rd-straight-win-in-EPL-6736245591 Man United beat Leicester 1-0 to extend third consecutive EPL win