A late effort from Jamie Vardy could not prevent Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United from getting a 2-1 win over Leicester City on Friday Night in the Premier League.
An early penalty from Paul Pogba set Manchester United on course against a Leicester City side that played with flair.
Marcus Rashford led the line for Manchester United with Alexis Sanchez and Mata upfront while there was space for new signing Fred.
Claude Puel opted not to start Jamie Vardy and there was space for Iheanacho in attack.
Juan Mata would provide assist for Luke shaw in the second half to make it 2-0 at Old Trafford.
Claude Puel brought in Jamie Vardy and the Three lions of England forward made an impact head past David De Gea in Manchester United’s goal.
Jamie Vardy has now scored 4+ goals against five of the current ‘top six’ Premier League clubs.
7 vs. Liverpool
6 vs. Arsenal
4 vs. Spurs
4 vs. Man City
4 vs. Man Utd
After 75 seconds on the clock, Pogba was handed the chance to score the first goal of the Premier League season, as a blocked Alexis Sanchez shot hit Amartey’s outstretched arm.
Pogba dispatched the spot-kick beyond Kasper Schmeichel into the roof of the net
De Gea was forced into action on 29 minutes as his stunning point-blank save denied James Maddison a goal on his Premier League debut, after Ricardo Pereira’s cut-back found the Leicester new boy in space in the area.
Substitute Romelu Lukaku should have put the game beyond Leicester on 78 minutes, but the onrushing Schmeichel diverted his effort onto the roof of the net.
Luke Shaw then secured the victory when he fired past Schmeichel from a narrow angle, with Vardy’s late effort mere consolation for the Foxes.
Manchester United have won on the opening day in each of their last four seasons, their joint-longest run in the Premier League (also four in a row between 2000-01 and 2003-04).
Leicester City are winless in their last 16 away top-flight matches on the opening day of the season (D8 L8) since a 3-2 win at Aston Villa in August 1933.
Manchester United have won eight of their last nine home Premier League games against Leicester City (D1), winning all three under manager Jose Mourinho