Manchester United will play in the champions league next season after finishing on the third spot on the English Premier League table. Leicester’s woeful outing coupled with Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard’s good fortune on the day secured Champions League football in the crucial £80m clash that ended Leicester 0 Man Utd 2.
Man United started with it’s usual line up, Bruno Fernandes and Pogba manning the midfield with Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo reduced to a bench role once again. Kelechi Iheanacho started alongside Jamie Vardy for Leicester City as they aimed to pressure United’s fragile defence, and Leicester City sure looked the most assured out of both teams at the start of the match.
The first half was filled with nervy moments but still ended 0-0 with both coaches wary that all it could take to miss out on next season’s competition could be just a silly mistake.
The Reds finished a tight first half on top and Rashford come close with a side-footed shot that went over the cross bar, after a spinning ball by Pogba deceived James Justin.
It was a fitting way for Manchester United to seal their return to the Champions League – a penalty from the man who has revolutionised their season.