Very bad start with two defeats of entry, Manchester United has since raised its head. The Red Devils chained, Thursday evening on the lawn of Leicester, a third consecutive victory (1-0). Erik ten Hag’s men go back to 5th place in the Premier League as the Foxes stay last.
After their complicated start to the season, further marked by Cristiano Ronaldo’s false start, the Mancunians can be satisfied with the three points. Their performance against the bottom of the Championship was not the most convincing, but they provided the essentials thanks to a goal from Jadon Sancho (23rd).
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In three passes, they took advantage of a static Leicester defense to offer the former Dortmund player a one-on-one with Danny Ward. The English played the Welsh goalkeeper to open the scoring. Entering the game in place of the striker, Cristiano Ronaldo almost scored his first goal of the season with a magnificent scissor (83rd), but his attempt was missed. After a last attempt by James Justin to equalize (90th + 3) the referee signaled the end of the game. Note that Casemiro was also a substitute. He entered in the 59th minute.
Sunday, Manchester will try to get a fourth win in a row against the leader, Arsenal, who have been flawless since the start of the season (5 wins in as many days). For its part, Leicester will travel to Brighton, 4th in the standings.