Manchester United’s hopes of making next season’s Champions League has been dented after they failed to record a win against Leicester City in a front of their fans at the iconic Old Trafford. Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho’s opened the scoring for the visitors after a goalless first-half draw. The former Manchester City forward scored the goal with a clinical header from James Madison’s cross.
Leicester City Upset Manchester United at Old Trafford
The host responded almost immediately through Brazilian star Fred who did a one-two ball with Bruno Fernandes who was given a new four years contract recently. Fernandez did well to play the ball to the goal post but it was saved by Leicester City’s goalkeeper, the keeper saving the ball pushed it to the legs of Fred who made no mistake in roofing the ball to make it 1-1.
James Maddison appeared to have restored Leicester’s lead at Old Trafford but his strike was ruled out by the video assistant referee. Manchester United’s struggle without Cristiano Ronaldo is now very visible as the club has not won six of their games without the Portuguese International. The head coach Ralf Rangnick started the game using Bruno Fernandes as the top striker while the likes of Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard were on the bench. They played without an actual striker as Bruno could not fit into the striking role properly.
United remains in the sixth place position, four points below Arsenal who still have two games outstanding, and one point below Tottenham who have one game outstanding.