Twitter reacts: United 2-1 Leicester


Two freakish goals and a penalty on Friday night decided the result at Old Trafford. This is how players, pundits and fans reacted to the Leicester City v Manchester United clash.

Leicester City brought World Cup wonder Harry Maguire in to the starting lineup. Although his England teammate Jamie Vardy only featured as a substitute.

Build-up to the match was dominated by Manchester United, as usual, but seemed overly unbalanced more than the standard. Sky Sports would do well to include talk on the Foxes’ preseason and signings as well as the Red Devils’; or risk bias.

A poor clearance for this level by Ben Chilwell and then a moment of madness by Daniel Amartey by two-minutes gone helped United get in front. Jose Mourinho’s bus emerged, according to former Leicester City striker Gary Lineker.

Unfortunately the Midlands club could not muster a goal first-half. This was despite prolonged pressure and the most impressive passing style and counter-press I have ever seen the club manage.

James Maddison was particularly impressive on his debut for Leicester City. If he continues similarly – he can be involved in 15+ goals this campaign. Maddison needs to be on the ball during any slower attacks; playing between the lines, picking passes and drawing out defenders

Although I cited his early error; Chilwell had arguably his most imposing match in a Leicester City shirt. Matteo Darmian constantly struggled with the England U21 attacking fullback.

If the Englishman’s decision-making improves and he gets to the byline more he will make the senior national squad. Moving on, Chilwell tore down the left flank evading Mata et al while wonderfully linking with the supremely talented Demarai Gray.

Former Red Devils manager David Moyes with a delusional prediction here, respectively.

Vardy is one of the league’s top goal-scorers and has been for years, check the stats at

The Blue Army in all its glory. They never stopped singing encouragement to their players.

A disappointing result for Leicester City; only because their now integrated passing game plan rivals United for entertainment and chances created.

Many people were of the opinion that the Foxes deserved a point at least from the match.

There were so many positives for Claude Puel’s side.

More discerning fans noticed progress.

Kasper Schmeichel did not agree with the score-line.

Ricardo Pereira was impressive on his competitive debut.

For a complete review of the Premier League opener, click the link below.

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Incredibly, Wes Morgan mistakes are less noticeable. Which is a big improvement on last term. He is more inconspicuous; while opponents create less chances. Although, I champion a three-man defence with Jonny Evans, Maguire and possibly new signing Caglar Soyuncu. Leicester City supporters can look forward to a decent season, with European qualification beckoning.