Man United 3-0 Leicester: 3 things learned

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James Maddison of Leicester City speaks with Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Leicester City’s winning run came to an abrupt end at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon. With a Marcus Rashford brace and a Jadon Sancho second-half goal being enough to roll over the Foxes. Here are three things that Foxes of Leicester learned from the defeat.

New-look Leicester City back-four needs time

With this iteration of Sunday’s backline only starting their third game together as a unit it would be extremely unwise to assign the lack of cohesiveness to anything but a lack of time playing with each other. Especially when it comes to the partnership of Wout Faes and Harry Souttar.

The first goal was slightly concerning because Faes misplacing a simple build-up pass and then being overly aggressive in trying to then press after his error. Leaving Rashford copious amounts to run in behind the Belgian to open the scoring – initiating City’s downfall. Given more playing time together, it would be highly likely that Souttar recognizes how Faes will react to this type of situation and in turn step up with his partner thus would have resulted in Rashford drifting offside.

It may be quite harsh to judge these players against a side with elite movement, offensive positional rotations and a forward such as Rashford seemingly in the form of his life. It was always going to be a difficult ask to keep the Red Devils quiet however what City fans can take away from the endeavour was the 20 plus minutes before the goal where both centre-halves looked composed and supplied wonderful progressive passes starting many LCFC attacks.

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