August 14, 2017
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