Martial on the bench as Sanchez, Rashford start against Leicester

Manchester United endured a hard afternoon at the King Power Stadium on Sunday, but managed to emerge on top nonetheless, as a sole strike from Marcus Rashford earned them a 1-0 win over Leicester City.

With Romelu Lukaku missing due to injury when the current manager took over, the 21-year old was given the chance to line-out for united in his preferred position up front.

"At the same time, we played laterally or behind but yes, it was poor about our intention, I don't know why".

While some reports have suggested that Sanchez could leave the club, speaking ahead of today's game against Leicester, former United captain Gary Neville said that his former employers are "stuck" with the £500,000-a-week forward, and questioned if he can adapt his game if he has lost a yard of pace.

United's then-manager felt that his four senior centre-backs - Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof - were not up to standard, and the team's shaky defensive performance this season suggests he may have had a point.

Marcus Rashford the game's only goal and Pogba assisted it with a superb pass. Solskjaer, asked about the goal, said, "When they get to know each other, play more together, know each others strengths and with the quality they have got, you expect that quality there".


France International midfielder Paul Pogba has been performing well for Manchester United since the Solskjaer took over the mantle.

Herrera, 29, who has been at United for four-and-a-half years and made 180 appearances for the club, has emerged as an important player in Solskjaer's team.

Didn't make any fantastic saves, as most of Leicester City's shots were directed straight at him.

The victory moved United onto 48 points, two adrift of Chelsea in fourth place. "He is one those lads who want to improve, who sees his game and wants to see what could have done better".

Their winning run had been halted by Burnley on Tuesday, when the Red Devils fought back from 2-0 down to claim a dramatic 2-2 draw, but the three points rarely looked in much doubt after Rashford's 10th top-flight goal of the season.

  • Steve Townsend