Manchester United’s much-changed side was beaten 2-1 by Leicester City at Old Trafford who look to finish top four.
A Manchester United side, which included 10 changes from the previous match, fell to a narrow defeat to Leicester City on Tuesday to hand the Premier League title to Manchester City. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made wholesale changes to his lineup and since thereon, one could say that Brendan Rodgers’ side was the favourite on-paper.
It looked like the ideal opportunity for the Foxes to snatch all three points and Luke Thomas’ opening goal certainly helped their cause just 10 minutes in. But Greenwood soon fired an equalizer to pull United back level as the weakened hosts put up a stern test.
Both teams turned to their substitutes to try and turn the game in their favor, shortly after David de Gea had denied Kelechi Iheanacho at the near post. Yet it was defender Caglar Soyuncu who was next on the scoresheet, restoring Leicester’s lead with a bullet header to keep their top-four charge on course and crown Man City champions.
MANCHESTER UNITED SET A RECORD WITH EXTENSIVE CHANGES
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made 10 alterations to the team that started the 3-1 win at Aston Villa, with the Liverpool match taking place on Thursday night. The fixture list sees Manchester United play three times in a gap of 96 hours, which justifies why the manager resorted to fielding an arguably weakened side.
Only Mason Greenwood retained his place and a debut was handed to winger Anthony Elanga. Amad Diallo made his maiden Premier League start as well. This was the joint-most changes made to a United side in the Premier League, the previous occasion being the final league game of the 2008/09 season. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side still won that clash, 1-0 with a Darron Gibson cracker.