Super-subs Rashford and Fellaini spare Lukaku's blushes as United beat Leicester

Super-subs Rashford and Fellaini spare Lukaku's blushes as United beat Leicester

Super-subs Rashford and Fellaini spare Lukaku's blushes as United beat Leicester

United have been handed a home game against CSKA Moscow on the Tuesday before their meeting their Manchester foes at Old Trafford, yet City will only get back from a gruelling 3,500-mile round trip to Shakhtar Donetsk in the early hours of Thursday morning.

And Marouane Fellani's knee made sure of United's three points with eight minutes remaining after he guided in fellow substitute Jesse Lingard's shot from what seemed to be an offside position.

"It always depends on injuries throughout the year, but as far as I am concerned since Sir Alex left this is probably the strongest squad that I've seen", he told Press Association Sport.

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"The difference (from last season) is in the quality of our football". I was speaking with Lingard because Lingard was going to be the next player to come in. Yes, I watched the match three times.

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Mourinho said: "We didn't have many matches last season where we played 90 minutes with the control we had today". Leicester City were also a few defensive lapses away from beating Arsenal on the road to open up the season.

Therefore at half-time, the teams were deadlocked with both managers wanting more from their players in the second half in order to find the all important breakthrough in the game.

"After the goal I have to say we were very good".

The Foxes somehow hung on till the interval but the second period began with the home side in the driver's seat and Old Trafford thought the goal had come when former United and current Leicester full-back Danny Simpson handled the ball inside the box in the 52nd minute. "So I think it will look like last year but this year the Red Devils will be on top".

"Set pieces are our Achilles heel at the moment".

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That galvanised Leicester and their typical counter-attack threat returned, with the tricky Mahrez twice beating United defenders on the right before firing efforts across goal, one which De Gea kept out with his foot and the other that was drilled past everyone.

Mkhitaryan's corner was missed by everyone at the near post, and Rashford was on hand to steer the ball towards goal through Schmeichel.

"There's speculation about quite a lot of our players but that's all it is - speculation", Shakespeare said.

All money raised will help the Manchester United Foundation's work in the local community, with previous matches against Real Madrid and Bayern Munich raising more than £1.8million.

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They also appear to have developed a more ruthless streak, having drawn 15 league matches last season as they finished sixth. Mourinho then turned to Rashford in the 67th minute and three minutes later he produced the opener.

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