For much of their Thursday night away day Manchester United have been comfortable against Leicester City, but David de Gea has come up big for them at the first time of asking.
The Foxes enjoyed some decent spells of possession during the first half against Erik ten Hag’s side, but it was a testament to their good defending that Leicester didn’t have a single touch in the United box.
There was a little more conviction in the Leicester attack after the break. Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall broke free of the United midfield before shortly after the break and provoked a booking, Lisandro Martinez the guilty party.
It was James Maddison who lined up the resulting free-kick from a fair distance. In spite of striking the ball sweetly, de Gea was equal to the effort.
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It was the first save that de Gea had to make in the match and while the Spaniard comes under fire often, few can equal his shot-stopping ability.