Premier League Preview: Manchester United vs. Leicester City

Taylor Byrd
August 27, 2017

"We didn't have many matches last season where we played 90 minutes with the control we had today", the United manager said.

Not that Mourinho witnessed Rashford volleying in Henrikh Mkhitaryan's corner three minutes after he was introduced. "If I have to choose a word to describe my team, I would have to say solid".

Now obviously it would be ridiculous to suggest the title race is over and done with after just two games, but already you can see there's a huge change in mentality at the club - both on and off the pitch.

They face a Leicester side who brushed down their painful opening day defeat to breeze past a toothless Brighton side.

Both teams have the ability to score goals, and there should be plenty of attacking action on display.

"He couldn't have asked for anything more from his team from the first three games".

Meanwhile, the foxes were finding it hard to break United's defensive line and they failed to convert some good chances which came their way.

Boss Mourinho and a number of his players all spoke to MUTV and BT Sport after the game and we have summarised their key points below.

Leicester tested David de Gea for the first time when Shinji Okazaki fired in an effort from 25 yards, before Pogba sent two searing 30-yard strikes inches off target for United as the match reached the break level.

"I'm really happy, not for me".

"I don't see any reason why he can't", said Shakespeare.

Make no mistake, Mata has been brilliant so far, but one can be forgiven for feeling that the pairing of Rashford and Martial would offer a lot more pace and cutting edge going forward. I just think he will be an extra man for us in the second part of the season. Although the scheduele is yet to be hashed out, according to the club's official website, our first foray in to the Champions League proper this season will be on the week starting Monday September 11 with the final match of the Group Stage set to take place the week of December 4th. I don't think player-manager relationship is fundamental but it is an added good thing to have a good relation.

Normal service resumed last weekend at the King Power Stadium with victory over Brighton and the Foxes will clearly pose a far greater goal threat to United than Swansea and West Ham mustered. Mourinho knows well the benefits of a fast start and now wants everyone around him on board. "If you can't celebrate with the fans maybe we should play without fans".

After the game, a Bournemouth steward complained to police that he had been struck by Sergio Aguero, who had come on as a substitute, during the celebrations.

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