Talking Points from the Thrilling Match: Foxes Battling the Reds

The Reds won the game with Marcus Rashford hitting the penalty from the spot. 1-0 is a satisfying score for Manchester United against Leicester City according to the new world order residing at the Old Trafford stadium.

Harry Maguire was the top performer against his former team Leicester City with making brilliant runs inside the box and makes the difficult things look simple.

Maguire Doesn’t Flinch Facing the Foxes

Leicester fans weren’t happy with Harry Maguire and started chanting “We don’t need you, we have got Soyuncu”. But their star player conceded a stupid penalty and the fans forget about Maguire completely. Harry answered all the Leicester’s questions when they were testing the United’s defense. His defending skills were applauded constantly by United’s fans especially after the goal scored by Rashford. Gray (Leicester’s winger) was hopeful he could beat past his former team-mate but Maguire was determined and ready to stop the penetration.

The Reds Capitalized on the Penalty

After missing the penalty and getting hammered by the fans, Rashford finally scored from the spot and won the match for Manchester United. According to stats, Manchester United has won more than 38% of all the penalties awarded to them in the premier league. No other club in the top flight is awarded to any other Premier League club. But the fans might be thinking why? Before you head into any conspiracy, the Reds have a talent of bursting into the penalty area from unexpected areas and drawing fouls. Don’t believe me. Then hear me out. Rashford frivolously tempting Soyuncu to make contact, Scott McTominay was awarded a penalty against Crystal Palace, and Pogba against Wolves. It is one of the greatest skills in Ole’s sleeves because they lack creativity.

McTominay Shows His Real Talent

McTominay has been one of the standout players for the Reds this season taking them to the success route. The energetic, young midfielder has been in an impressive form when he was ordered to break up the game in the midfield and was authoritative throughout the game. A juggernaut challenge on Leicester’s Ben Chilwell was applauded by the United fans at Old Trafford. McTominay has been a major part of the driving force for the Reds and has a strong presence in the game. Many United players are showing similar consistency and skills as the League progresses.

Fred Played Like a Beast

There is no need to find Fred because he was visible in the game. Ole Solskjaer named Fred a substitute and called him off the bench in the second half to make a difference. He missed the summer tour because of his marriage, while the fans were wondering when will he return to the squad. Fred proved his worth last season for the Reds and plenty of chances will appear in the next few weeks when United will play the Europa League and EFL Cup. The Brazilian have to show he is worth $52 million to the boss in the upcoming fixtures.

Crucial Points

The game for Ole’s side was a bit wobbly but they managed to beat a strong Leicester side, The experts are recognizing his pattern and finding Ole Solskjaer’s tactics working effectively. In the previous games, the Reds get closer to victory when they don’t fight for the possession. Stats show Manchester United has won over 60% of the Premier League games when they don’t have much possession. As the league progresses, Ole’s tactics might take shape as he knows the philosophy of the club and how to transform the team to create a powerful squad for the Champions League.

Final Score

Manchester United       1-0    Leicester City

Marcus Rashford 8′ (P)

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