Rashford’s powers Man United to win over Leicester City

Star striker Marcus Rashford’s brace not only made this his most prolific season ever, but also guided Manchester United to a thumping 3-0 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford on Sunday. Rashford has surpassed his previous-best tally of 22 goals in a season and has made it 24. He gave the hosts a lead in the first half after a strong start from the visitors and doubled it after a VAR intervention overruled an offside. Leicester exposed issues in United’s defence early in the first half, with Tete causing all sorts of trouble to the hosts in the right-hand side. David de Gea made two incredible saves denying goals to Harvey Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacho. He also equalled the record of Peter Schmeichel, who had 180 clean sheets with the club. Leicester failed to capitalise on their strong start as Rashford found the goal for the fifth straight game in the 25th minute. The 25-year-old had a lot of space and he powered the ball past Danny Ward. At the end of the first half, the scoreline read 1-0 in favour of United. Leicester started to crumble in the second half. Rashford doubled United’s lead in the 56th minute. Jadon Sancho, who came as a substitute, fired United’s third in the 61st minute. United have turned Old Trafford into a fortress once again under their manager Erik ten Hag. Their unbeaten home run has extended to 17 matches ahead of the visit of Barcelona on Thursday for the second leg of their UEFA Europa League play-off game, with the tie poised evenly at 2-2. After that, Manchester United will be playing Newcastle United in the final of the EFL Cup at Wembley Stadium. United is in the third position in the Premier League table, having won 15 out of their 24 matches, drawn four and lost five. They have a total of 49 points, five points behind the table toppers Arsenal. Leicester is in the 14th position with 24 points. They have won seven out of their 23 matches, lost 13 and drawn three.