Solskjaer after narrow win against Leicester: “We defended as a proper team.”

Rashford’s penalty earned United a narrow win against the Foxes yesterday.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed his side’s defensive performance in their 1-0 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils returned to winning ways as they ended the Foxes’ unbeaten start to the new season on Saturday afternoon, with Marcus Rashford scoring the winner from the penalty spot in the eighth minute.

It was United’s second home-win of the campaign after thrashing Chelsea 4-0 on the opening day, however, following the match, the Man Utd manager told BBC Sport: "We hung in there. It was the first time this season where we have had to defend for large periods. We have dominated the other games but today we saw a team that could defend in their own half.

"They are a good side who want to get into the top four. To keep a clean sheet is great but let's not get too excited because we know we can play better. We defended as a proper team."

On Harry Maguire, who won 83% of his aerial duels and made six clearances in the win over Leicester, the Norwegian said: "When you play against strikers like Jamie Vardy, you have to concentrate because if you mistime your run, he is in behind you and I thought Harry did well."

The victory at Old Trafford means United are back in the Champions League places while Leicester drop to fifth spot.


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