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  • Updated: February 19, 2023

EPL: Rashford Braces Man Utd Past Leicester City

EPL: Rashford Braces Man Utd Past Leicester City

Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho

Manchester United continued their impressive form under manager Erik ten Hag with a commanding 3-0 victory over Leicester City at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The result was particularly significant given the ongoing speculation surrounding the club's ownership, with the Glazer family currently weighing up rival bids from Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani and Jim Ratcliffe.

However, United showed no signs of distraction on the pitch as Marcus Rashford's double inspired them to victory.

The England forward has been in red-hot form in recent months, scoring 16 goals in 17 appearances since returning from the World Cup in December. Rashford opened the scoring against Leicester in the 25th minute after Bruno Fernandes played him through on goal with a deft pass. The 25-year-old made no mistake with the finish, firing into the far corner from 12 yards.

Rashford doubled United's lead in the 56th minute, latching onto a pass from Fred and slotting the ball past Kasper Schmeichel.

The goal was initially ruled out for offside, but VAR overturned the decision after replays showed that Rashford was in fact onside. Jadon Sancho came off the bench to score United's third in the 61st minute, rounding off a dominant performance from the hosts.

The win sees United move up to third in the Premier League table, just five points behind leaders Arsenal with a game in hand. Ten Hag's side have now won three of their last four league matches, with Rashford emerging as their most influential player.

Rashford has rediscovered the form that made him a teenage sensation and is now United's top scorer with 24 goals in all competitions this season.

The victory over Leicester also sets United up for a potentially memorable season, with the club still in contention for the Europa League, League Cup, and FA Cup. They host Barcelona in the second leg of their Europa League play-off on Thursday before facing Newcastle in the League Cup final three days later. United are also through to the FA Cup fifth round, where they will face West Ham in March.

Despite the looming possibility of new ownership, United's players have shown that their focus remains firmly on the pitch. Rashford's rampant form will give them confidence as they continue to chase silverware in what could be the final season of the Glazer family's unpopular 18-year reign.

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