Rashford brace helps United edge closer to City


England forward Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United beat Leicester City 3-0 at Old Trafford, in what was yet another dominant performance from United.

The win takes United within three points of second place in the Premier League, and five points behind top place.

Rashford, who has now surpassed his previous tally of 22 with 24 goals, gave United a controversial lead in the first half before adding another in the second half in a swift counter attack.

Substitute Jadon Sancho added his name to the tally, after a well worked play with Bruno Fernandes sealing a comfortable win for Erik ten Hags side.

“Leicester played brilliant in the first half but second we were rubbish. We were really inconsequential, undisciplined. It was only by David de Gea that we kept our clean-sheet,” Coach Ten Hag said.

“We repaired some stuff and the second half was brilliant. It was the way I wanted to see our team playing.” He added.

Mancunian Marcus Rashford however seems to be relishing in united colours this season as he has scored 24 goals in all competitions for United, 16 of those goals have come in 17 appearances since he returned from the World Cup in December, the highest goal tally he has ever managed in a single campaign.

Erik ten hag gave the England striker a pat on the back but insisted it all starts with the team.

“He’s getting in the right position, but don’t forget our team because they are team goals,” Ten Hag said.

United are back in action against Barcelona in the second leg of their Europa League play-off on Thursday, before playing Newcastle in the League Cup final three days later.


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