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Manchester United win their third game of the season against Leicester City

Manchester United and Erik ten Hag have been on a roll in the last few games

By Harry Smith

Manchester United and Erik ten Hag have been on a roll in the last few games
Manchester United and Erik ten Hag have been on a roll in the last few games
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Manchester United left the King Power Stadium victorious after defeating Leicester City to close match week five of the Premier League. Erik ten Hag and his players have now won their last three matches and have gone up to fifth place on the table after a shaky start of the season where they began with two losses against Brighton and Brentford.

The Red Devils’ manager decided to repeat the exact same line-up that got him his first two victories in charge of the team against Liverpool and Southampton. Despite some fans criticizing this decision for not rotating the squad before facing Arsenal on Sunday, his players have proven him right by getting another win and clean sheet.

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Lisandro Martinez, Raphaël Varane, and Diogo Dalot looked very solid at the back once again. The Portuguese right-back was the one who recovered the ball in Jadon Sancho’s goal in the first half. Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho combined well in the only goal of the game showing that speed in transition that the manager was looking for with them upfront.

Casemiro was subbed in for Anthony Elanga in the 59th minute, while Cristiano Ronaldo replaced Jadon Sancho once again in the 68th minute. The 37-year-old striker played very well and was a threat to Leicester’s defense every time he touched the ball. He almost scored with an overhead kick in the final minutes of the game.

Onto the next fixture

Erik ten Hag explained before kick-off that he repeated the starting XI because the team have been playing well and were getting the results that he wanted. However, playing the same team for the fourth time in a row on Sunday wouldn’t be the best decision against the Premier League leaders, Arsenal because the player will arrive to the game with tired legs.

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