Premier League fixture 6: Manchester United 4-1 Leceister City
LCFC will not be crowned champions of England at the end of the Premier League season. The Foxes’ amazing run will come to an end as the team is not prepared to fight on multiple battles including the Champions League that resumes in the next few days.
Man Utd marveled in the first half with 4 goals sending Leicester City’s superstars Mahrez and Vardy to the bench when the score was 4-0 at the break. Pogba also scored his first goal for the Red Devils.
Ultimately, there is a good chance Leceister won’t finish in the top 4 either and be European next season. The Cinderella story is over…
Coach MUFC Mourinho is very stratified with the win:
“It was a very good performance. It’s much more difficult to win in such a comfortable way like we did. We felt their fragility after the second goal and we went for more and played really well. Obviously in the second half nobody was expecting to score four more goals and win 8-0 and it was all about control.
I think we started well for the first time I can say. Normally our second-half performances are better than the first. I don’t know why as we prepare in the same way with the same professionalism. Today we had intensity, we had good movement, we were dynamic and we were strong defensively against a team that, I repeat, are easy to analyse but hard to cope with. To be back home and beat the champions is good. Last season we couldn’t beat them and this season we’ve already beaten them twice.
We were much more aggressive and pressed higher. The team was quicker to react when the ball was lost and we were very objective, we had lots of fast football. We played the way we wanted to play and played really well. The preparation for the games is always good. Then the game is the game and there are many things not in your control, that’s why football is so beautiful and so loved. But the reality is we played very well until the game was closed.
We lost six points in the Premier League but the reality is that we are not drawing, we are winning. The situation of dropping points but not drawing games is basically the same. We have 12 points but today was about the result, the performance and the happiness of the fans. On Thursday we have a very important match in the Europa League and to be back here after such a good result for us is good.”
coach LCFC Ranieri reacts:
“It’s very strange because the first 20 minutes we started well, moved the ball quickly and put them under pressure.
Suddenly then we conceded a goal with a corner and that’s strange because we’re strong on the corner.
Today we conceded three goals from corners. It’s strange too because we switched off. We lost our confidence and strength. We started to try to do something but alone, not as a team. Now I want to speak with the players to understand what happened.”