On a night when entire world was rooting for Leicester City, Manchester United spoiled their title plans and came away with a deserving point. Anthony Martial opened the scoring inside 10 minutes for The Red Devils, but it was then canceled out by Wes Morgan’s headed goal on the 17th minute.
On the balance of play, United had much of the better chances to take the lead and win the game but Leicester being Leicester, held on to keep the home team in check. Danny Drinkwater was sent off in closing stages of the match but United could not make the extra man advantage count.
In the end, draw seemed more like a win for Leicester who now could win the title if Tottenham drop points against Chelsea tomorrow night. Following the full-time result at Old Trafford, we take a look at Manchester United vs Leicester Player Ratings which sees a poor night for Marcos Rojo.
Manchester United Player Ratings vs Leicester
De Gea (6), Valencia (6.5), Smalling (6), Blind (6), Rojo (4.5), Carrick (5.5), Fellaini (6), Rooney (6), Lingard (5.5), Martial (6.5), Rashford (6)
Substitutes: Mata (5), Herrera (4), Memphis (5)
Marcos Rojo looked out of sorts tonight both defensively and going forward. More than half his crosses or attempted passes were intercepted and it forced United to retreat time and time again.
Rojo was at fault when Morgan out-muscled him to score Leicester’s equalizing goal. On a night when United needed all their players to be at their best, Rojo did not even turn up.
Leicester Player Ratings vs Man United
Schmeichel (6.5), Simpson (6), Morgan (7), Huth (6), Fuchs (6), Kante (6), Drinkwater (5), Schlupp (6), Okazaki (6), Mahrez (6), Ulloa (6)
Substitutes: Gray (5.5), Albrighton (5), King (NA)
Man of the Match: Time and time again this season, Wes Morgan has pulled Leicester out of an uncomfortable situation and he was there once again tonight when his team needed him the most
After going behind early to Martial’s goal, Morgan marshaled his troops efficiently and came up with match-saving goal as well.
Defending against Marouane Fellaini is not an easy task, but Morgan held off the lanky Brazilian with ease and slammed the door shut on Manchester United to get the second goal.
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