Ratings: Mitchell the star performer; Bohui, Boonen, Riley and Kehinde playing well as Manchester United keep a clean sheet in Leicester victory

Manchester United beat Leicester City 1-0 in their opening Premier League 2 match of the season. United played well from the off, dominating the match from the early stages. United were unlucky not to get a goal in the first half, heading into the break level at 0-0, but with some impressing performances. United took the lead through Demetri Mitchell following a stunning free-kick in the 62nd minute of the match. After the goal, United continued to get forward with some impressive displays from Indy Boonen, Joe Riley, Tosin Kehinde and Joshua Bohui.

Kieran O’Hara, who clashed early in the second half with Tyrell Warren, both able to continue, pulled off a great save to deny Leicester and equaliser late in the second half. United played well both in attack and defensively, with their backs to the wall in the latter of six minutes added time, securing their first three points of the season. Manager Ricky Sbragia will be pleased with his side, their determination and the way they orchestrated their win.

Mitchell is my Man of the Match for his free-kick winning the game, but also his defensive positioning and ability, not to mention his pace, ability on and off the ball in attack and the way he tried to create space and chances for his teammates.

Goals: Demetri Mitchell 62′

Manchester United: O’Hara; Olosunde, Warren, Williams, Mitchell; Willock, McTominay (Buffonge 90′); Riley, Boonen (Hamilton 87′), Kehinde; Bohui

Substitutes Not Used: Scott, Richardson, Sang

45 Kieran O’Hara

The Manchester United goalkeeper did not have a lot to do, especially in the first half. O’Hara and Warren clashed in the 55th minute, both able to continue. Made a great save in the latter stages of the match to deny Leicester an equaliser.


Matthew Olosunde

The right-back did well in the first half, helped get United forward and was key to the clubs domination during most of the first half. Played well in the second half, did more of the same for his club.


Tyrell Warren

Tyrell Warren did well in the centre of defence, playing well throughout the first half of the match. The clash with O’Hara looked bad, but both played on. Lasted 90 minutes after the clash, formed a good partnership with Williams.


Ro-Shaun Williams

The England youth played well, using his pace as an advantage in the first half. A dominant display for United in the first half. Played well, helped United defend well and dominate at the back.


35 Demetri Mitchell

Demetri Mitchell had a great summer with United’s first team. Played well for the U23’s, getting forward and pressing, especially with his free-kick in the first half. Somewhat unlucky not to have helped United take the lead. Scored United’s first goal with a stunning free-kick. Well deserved. Did well throughout the match, defending and getting forward from his defensive position.


42 Matty Willock

Had the chance to score United first goal of the season in the first half but hit the woodwork. Helped United win the match with his second half performance.


39 Scott McTominay

Scott McTominay has played well for United in the first half, had got on the ball throughout but could not get anything through to assist his teammates in creating a chance. Took a knock late in the first half but seemed to be alright. Received another known, hitting the ground with his head. Replaced by Buffonge.


Joe Riley

Had a cross in the first half but did not get involved as much in his first competitive game of the season. Pushed forward in the second half. Some good interplay with Boonen, Kehinde and Bohui, among others.


Indy Boonen

Rising from the U18’s will be a big occasion for the talented Belgian and Indy Boonen seems to be settling and getting used to a more competitive game ahead of what could be a glittering career for him. Played well in the second half. Replaced by Hamilton.


Tosin Kehinde

Seemed to play well and was fouled, which did not result in a booking for the Leicester player. Had some good interplay with Mitchell, Bohui and Riley ay times. Bright in attack. Did well. Ricky Sbragia will be keen to see more.


Joshua Bohui

United have a striker at this level for the first time in a season. Threatened well and could have scored a goal or two in the first half. Impressive stuff from Bohui. Led the line well. Unlucky not to bag himself a goal.



Ethan Hamilton

Replaced Boonen. Got involved. Offered some physicality in the midfield.


DJ Buffonge

Replaced McTominay. Got involved from the off. Was ruled offside thwarting a United attack. Did well in the latter stages with United having their backs to the wall.