Manchester United have won another game on the road after previously harboring an unwanted record away from home. The win at Southampton last week put an end to a seven-game losing streak in away strips.
Going into Thursday evening’s fixture, United had the chance to move up to fifth in the Premier League table and potentially capitalise on dropped points from their top four rivals.
Chelsea lost to Southampton earlier in the week whilst Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 1-1 draw against West Ham on Wednesday.
United made the trip to Leicester having confirmed two signings just hours before and deadline day proved to be getting better by the hour.
Jadon Sancho opened the scoring halfway through the first half after a slick move involving Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford. The winger’s smart finish was enough to hand United all three points.
As a result, United have now won three straight games in the Premier League after their disastrous start to the campaign. Ralf Rangnick, who replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, failed to do so over his six-month stay at the club.
The last time United put together a three-game win streak in all competitions was under Solskjaer in April 2021, according to BBC journalist Simon Stone.
United will now be aiming to make that four wins on the spin as they welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford on Sunday evening. The Gunners are flying this season and have won all of their five games.
Antony, the Brazil winger, could feature in that game after being registered in time by the club.