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‘A good day’ – Lethal Rashford reacts to Man United’s 3-0 home win over Leicester

Marcus Rashford maintained his sensational recent form after the 25-year-old scored a brace in Manchester United’s 3-0 home win over Leicester City.

Erik Ten Hag’s men looked somewhat lethargic early on after their thrilling 2-2 draw away at Barcelona in midweek, with Leicester being the brighter of the two sides. Brendan Rodger’s men really should have opened the scoring such was their dominance, with Man United ‘keeper David de Gea pulling off superb saves to deny Harvey Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacnho.

Leicester would live to rue not scoring when they were on top, with red-hot attacker Marcus Rashford putting the home side ahead after 25 minutes. Bruno Fernandes flicked a ball in behind the Leicester backline and Rashford fired confidently past Danny Ward and into the bottom corner.

Diogo Dalot missed an absolute sitter just before half-time when the Portuguese defender somehow managed to fire wide when just a couple of yards out from goal.

United’s started the second half well and Lisandro Martinez almost got that crucial second goal but the Argentina international’s header crashed off the crossbar.

In the 56th minute, United would find that second goal and it came as little surprise that it came from the clinical Rashford. The England international was slipped in by Fred and after racing through on goal Rashford finished through the legs of the ‘keeper.

On the hour mark United made it three, Jadon Sancho side footed a left-footed finish home from ten yards out after some neat interplay with Rashford and Fernandes.

Today’s win sees United move within three points of second-placed Man City and five off league leaders Arsenal. Speaking afterwards Rashford insisted he is still trying to improve despite currently being in the form of his life.

“Overall a good day,” Rashford told Sky Sports. ”They created good opportunities and David made a great save at the end of the first half, without that we can’t go on to win the game.

“It’s still early in the season, we’re fighting for a lot of different things and we have another big game in the week to hopefully go through to the next round of the Europa League and then a massive game for us [against Newcastle in the Carabao Cup final].

“I don’t feel like slowing down and always want to improve.”

When asked about Man United potentially being involved in a title race, he replied:

“We’re close but both teams in front of us are good teams and playing good football. We have to just focus on ourselves, do as well as we can and keep picking up points.”

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