Manchester United maintain unbeaten run with comfortable win over Leicester City

Posted February 09, 2017

Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals that he has a goal target for Manchester United this season after hitting his 20th of the campaign at the weekend.

The win was a timely shot in the arm for United, allowing them to close the gap on the Champions League - and leaving Ibrahimovic dreaming of a late title push.

All in all it was an excellent away performance by Jose Mourinho's men, albeit against a woeful Leicester side who have only won two of their last 10 games.

For Leicester in 2016, see City in 1937. Leicester City have at least two Champions League matches with a Round of 16 pairing against Sevilla.

"If you get a player from a top club, you only get a player those clubs don't want to keep".

United got out a few of their party tricks and it was a nice way for them to end a sticky run of three consecutive draws in the league. Today we did and that made the difference.

The Red Devils returned to winning ways in style on Sunday with a thumping win thanks to goals from Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Juan Mata at the King Power Stadium. Earlier this week, Leicester's unsettled Argentine forward Leonardo Ulloa accused manager Claudio Ranieri of betraying him and said he would never play for the club again amidst reports that the Italian had lost the backing of the dressing room.

And Mourinho - who praised his players for a clinical display in the first half - believes his side are very much in the race for the Champions League places.

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Some have questioned whether the two "Number 10s" can be played in the same team, with one having to be dropped out for the other, but it seems as though both players have answered those doubts very well with goals and some exciting link-up play.

They were comfortably in the game for 25 minutes until Mourinho changed his system.

As Miguel Delaney of The Independent, noted: "Clearly, Martial hasn't yet completely immersed himself in Mourinho's method of management in the way the Portuguese's best players have; in the way that has really fired Mourinho's best teams".

"We have Rashford, Lingard, Mata, Mkhitaryan and Martial, and I can not give the same player chance after chance after chance and not consider the effort of the others".

"It's not good enough and it sums our season up at the moment".

"And when the first goal comes everything is easy for us".

It was a warning Leicester failed to heed and United took the lead in the 42nd minute when Mkhitaryan punished a mistake from Robert Huth.

"We are together, solid like last season but without the results".

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