Manchester U 4 Leicester 1
Manchester United 4 Leicester City 1, Old Trafford, English Premier League, September 24, 2016. Wayne Rooney was dropped for the first time since Boxing Day 2015 for Manchester United´s game against reigning champions Leicester City. Wazza eventually came on for Marcus Rashford in the 83rd minute of the tie, but lacked time to make an impact.
Manchester United moved up to sixth place in the Premier League table with a reassuring 4-1 home victory over Leicester, and recently appointed manager Jose Mourinho had every reason to be content following the match. After being dropped from the starting lineup, Wayne Rooney watched from the substitutes´ bench as United went into a 4-0 first half lead thanks to goals from Chris Smalling, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford, and Paul Pogba. England U21 international Demarai Gray managed to reduce the deficit for The Foxes fourteen minutes into the second half, but the hosts were never threatened in this game. Jose Mourinho: “Today Manchester United had intensity, movement and dynamism. To be back home and beat the reigning Premier League champions is good. Last season we couldn’t beat them and this season we have beaten them twice already.” Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Valencia, Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcus Rashford. Substitutes: Marcos Rojo, Tim Fosu-Mensah, Ashley Young, Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Wayne Rooney, Sergio Romero. Leicester City Team: Ron Robert Zieler, Danny Simpson, Christian Fuchs, Robert Huth, Wes Morgan, Daniel Amartey, Marc Albrighton, Danny Drinkwater, Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani, Jamie Vardy. Substitutes: Luis Hernandez, Jeffrey Schlupp, Andy King, Demarai Gray, Shinji Okazaki, Leonardo Ulloa, Ben Hamer.