Manchester United roared back to form with a dominating performance against defending champions, Leicester City. Here are 5 things we learnt from Manchester United vs Leicester City.
1) Dropping Rooney does the trick?
News media went into overdrive when United’s line up was announced. The reason- Jose Mourinho had finally decided that enough was enough and benched his captain, Wayne Rooney.
Rooney’s form and place, at both club and country level, has been discussed enough. His lukewarm performances coupled with occasional sprinkles of star dust have made his situation stick out like a sore thumb.
However, after a series of unflattering performances, this drop was bound to happen sooner rather than later. In his absence United looked fluid, with Juan Mata calling the shots down the middle, in Rooney’s favoured slot.
Although, it would be unwise to read too much into a single match, it cannot be denied that United played far better than they had throughout the season.