Manchester United somehow managed to hang on to a 1-1 draw against Leicester after Bastian Schweinsteiger leveled second before the half-time interval. Home team started the game brightly and got the early break when Jamie Vardy scored for the 11th consecutive Premier League game beating Rudd Van NistelRooy’s record. (Watch the video here).
Manchester United for their part maintained their consistent yet pedestrian brand of football, where the only thing they did with comfort was playing sideways passes. What was even unfortunate tonight was their passing, which led them down so many time as there were at least 20 misplaced passes in the entire game. Schweinsteiger made a manse for his previous errors by leveling the game from a powerful header after Blind’s beautiful ball from corner.
Second half was all about United having the ball but doing nothing, while Leicester looking dangerous on the counter attack. Leonardo Ulloa had game’s best chance when he struck his shot straight at David De Gea’s right foot. As for United, no clear cut chances were created and it ended in a 1-1 draw. Following the result, we analyze how Louis Van Gaal’s men performed in a game which always looked beyond their control
Manchester United Player Ratings vs Leicester
De Gea (6), Darmian (6), McNair (5.5), Smalling (6.5), Blind (6), Carrick (5.5), Schweinsteiger (6), Mata (6), Young (6), Rooney (4), Martial (5.5)
Subs: Memphis (5)
Leicester Player Ratings vs Man United
Schmeichel (6), Simpson (6), Huth (6.5), Morgan (6), Fuchs (6.5), Mahrez (7.5), Kanté (6), Drinkwater (6.5), Albrighton (6.5); Okazaki (6), Vardy (6.5)
Man of the Match: It would be an easy choice to name Vardy as our top man, but it was Riyad Mahrez who ran the show tonight for The Foxes. The Algerian proved his worth again and showed why the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United are vouching for his signature in January.
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