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Jamie Carragher: 'Marcus Rashford can be Manchester United's main man'

Jamie Carragher: 'Marcus Rashford can be Manchester United's main man'

Manchester United endured a hard afternoon at the King Power Stadium on Sunday, but managed to emerge on top nonetheless, as a sole strike from Marcus Rashford earned them a 1-0 win over Leicester City.

"We have had the first good ball and first good recovery but all the time we didn't take our responsibility to play forward and take the space and put them under pressure". He lauded their defense for the performance they delivered against United. "We've been brought up that way as Manchester United - there's going to be tough games during the season but it's how we bounce back and deal with it". We put our heads on the line, we put our bodies on the line.

The headlines will be dominated by Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford, who once again combined superbly to score the game's only goal after nine minutes.

The Frenchman proceeded to display his deftness of his touch with a attractive pass that was lofted over the Leicester backline for Rashford to run onto and he did the rest, taking a touch before drilling a low shot past a helpless Kasper Schmeichel.

- Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first game in charge of Man Utd on December 22, Paul Pogba has had a hand in more Premier League goals than any other player (11 - 6 goals, 5 assists).

Didn't make any wonderful saves, as most of Leicester City's shots were directed straight at him.

Solskjaer has proved in the past that he can solve defensive issues given time.

I think we showed our quality in a lot of games, a lot of character and personality to get back in the game after conceding goals but I would like it if we could manage our game, at the beginning of the game.

They are now two points adrift of both Arsenal in fourth and Chelsea in fifth on the back of a dramatic transformation under their interim boss.

Chelsea, Arsenal and Man United are the three teams battling to take the one spot left in the Top Four race as Liverpool, Tottenham and Man City look like they will be taking the first three spots on the league log. "He is one those lads who want to improve, who sees his game and wants to see what could have done better".


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