EPL: Rashford, Fellani spare Lukaku’s blushes in Leicester win

Substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini scored to maintain Manchester United’s 100% start and spare Romelu Lukaku’s blushes against Leicester.

Jose Mourinho’s men made it three wins from three at the start of the new Premier League campaign as second-half replacements Rashford and Fellaini made goal-scoring contributions shortly after coming on in a 2-0 success.

United had cruised to 4-0 wins over both West Ham and Swansea in their opening two contests, but the champions of two seasons ago were more obdurate opponents and their goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel saved a Lukaku penalty eight minutes after the interval.

However, with Mourinho having praised “the amazing professionals who are not playing at the moment” in his programme notes, it was two of those who did not start that were the heroes on this occasion.

United’s rapid start to the new top-flight campaign would have impressed one of their most famous fans, Usain Bolt, who was in attendance at Old Trafford.

The recently retired Jamaican sprint king, a three-time Olympic champion across both 100 and 200 metres, might have reached the Riyad Mahrez long free-kick that Jamie Vardy nearly collected between Phil Jones and David De Gea in the 12th minute.

United’s Achilles heel last year was their inability to beat teams at home, where they drew on 10 occasions in the league, and there were early signs that this could be another of those evenings.

Source : SunOnline

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