Marcus Rashford of Manchester United

Manchester United 2-0 Leicester: Rashford, Fellaini On Target

MANCHESTER, Sporting Alert — Marcus Rashford came off the bench to fire Manchester United into the lead at Old Trafford in the 70th minutes. Marouane Fellaini has added a second and the home side is now home and dry.

Manchester United will try to maintain their impressive start to the new Premier League season against Leicester City at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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The Red Devils have made a strong start to the season, beating West Ham United and Swansea City by identical 4-0 scorelines and Jose Mourinho’s side will try to grab its third successive victory to start the campaign.

Despite the dominating start, Mourinho has decided to make a change to his starting team with Anthony Martial replacing Marcus Rashford in the attack.

Rashford, according to Mourinho, picked up a knock in training this week and was dropped to the bench.

Martial has made two second half substitute appearances in the Premier League this season and he has scored in each of those two games off the bench.

The Frenchman will join Romelu Lukaku in the attack for Manchester United, as Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who already has four assists this season and Juan Mata also playing in the attack.

Lukaku, who scored three goals in the opening two games of his Manchester United career, has five goals in the last five Premier League outings against Leicester City.

Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic will operate in the middle.

Leicester City, meanwhile, are unchanged from the side that beat Brighton 2-0 last week, with Jamie Vardy and Wes Morgan both starting.

Harry Maguire, who got his first call up to the England squad this week, keeps his spot in defence.

Matty James also starts today for the visitors, who are hoping to end the good start of Manchester United.

Chris Smalling, Jesse Lingard, Rashford, Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini are among the subs for United, while Demarai Gray, Kelechi Iheanacho, Andy King and Islam Slimani are available for selection off the bench for the Foxes.


Manchester United Team to play Leicester City: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Blind, Pogba, Matic, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Martial, Lukaku. Subs: Smalling, Lingard, Rashford, Romero, Ander Herrera, Fellaini, Darmian.


Leicester City Team to play Manchester United: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Mahrez, Ndidi, James, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy. Subs: Hamer, Chilwell, Amartey, King, Gray, Iheanacho, Slimani.

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