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31 August, 2017, 01:22 | Author: Nora May

Three quick thoughts as Manchester United beat Leicester City 2-0 at Old Trafford.

The opening minutes saw United lay siege to the Leicester goal but it was the Foxes who reached the quarter-of-an-hour mark having enjoyed the better of possession.

Rashford finished from Henrikh Mkhitaryan's corner three minutes after coming on, just as it looked like Jose Mourinho's men - who had seen Kasper Schmeichel save Romelu Lukaku's penalty - would have to settle for a frustrating home draw that typified last season's top-flight struggles.

Jose Mourinho introduced Rashford with a quarter of the game remaining and it took the forward just three minutes to get on the scoresheet, with the England worldwide volleying Henrik Mkhitaryan's corner into the net from 12 yards.

It is imperative that United don't get carried away because admittedly, wins and clean sheets against West Ham United, Swansea City, and Leicester City should be a routine rather than a cause for celebration.

United are now top of the table, having a two-point lead over Huddersfield and Manchester City going as the worldwide break comes up next week.

United's defence seem to have built on the successes of last season, where they recorded the second lowest amount in terms of goals conceded in the Premier League with 29 compared to Tottenham Hotspur's 26.

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The Portuguese boss also brought on Fellaini and Lingard from the bench and that duo combined as United sealed victory.

Ibrahimovic has been recovering from a serious knee injury that cut short a stellar 28-goal first season at Old Trafford and Mourinho says he is looking forward to unleashing him in the second half of the campaign.

Lindelof is still young and will come good only once he motivates himself to take up the challenge of playing for the biggest club in England.

The Frenchman didn't score, but the man who replaced him on 74 minutes, Fellaini, did.

And Mourinho said in his postgame news conference: "This is about the quality of the players because they are good".

"I am really happy, not for me".

After all, heading to the global break with three wins in equal number of matches is a great way to start the year.

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