Marcus Rashford outshines Sancho, De Gea heroics to outfox Leicester as Manchester United sends warning to Barcelona

Manchester United has issued a warning to Barcelona after their thumping 3-0 victory over Leicester City as Marcus Rashford is on the score sheet once again with Jadon Sancho and David De Gea offered heroics.

Manchester United hosted the Foxes at the Theatre of Dreams for the Premier League round of 24 clashes with an unbeaten run of seven games and the red Devils showed their top performance once again.

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for Manchester United in 25 minutes after Bruno Fernandes released the Englishman with a brilliant through ball.

Leicester was put under more pressure after the second half got going as Rashford was at it again with another beautifully crafted goal and Jadon Sancho scored the third to seal the win for Manchester United.

David De Gea is the difference maker on the other half of the pitch for the Red Devils after the Spaniard made some crucial saves to deny the likes of Harvey Barnes, James Maddison, and Kelechi Iheanacho.

Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag attended the press conference following the convincing win against the Foxes and the Dutch-born manager is full of praise for the goal machine Marcus Rashford.

“I don’t know if he wasn’t happy last season, but on the first day I told him ‘I want to see your smile and I want to see your teeth’, he’s happy and I think that’s good.”- Ten Hag said at the press conference.

The Dutchman has no doubt over the potential of Marcus Rashford as the boss felt he can get more out of the English superstar as Rashford is one of the best across Europe.

“Definitely one of them (on best player right now). I was convinced from the first moment. I was really excited to work with him. I can get more out of him. He has such high potential.”

Manchester United has another challenge awaiting at Old Trafford as Barcelona will trip to the Theatre of Dreams for the Europa League round of 32 return leg following a 2-2 draw earlier and the boss is pretty optimistic after seeing his team play gorgeous football.

“We will press them [Barcelona] high if possible. When we have the ball, we have to let them our players run – we have players in our team who are able to play [like that], so we have to let them play.”- Ten Hag concluded.


Salah Uddin Rafi

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Sports Content Writer. Covering F1, Tennis, Naskar and mostly Soccer. Graduated from Jahangirnagar University. A game of football is relentlessly uncompromised because passion runs thick through the veins.


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