Jadon Sancho‘s first half goal gave Manchester United their third successive Premier League win under new manager Erik ten Hag as they beat a troubled Leicester City at King Power Stadium.
The young winger’s smooth finish from Marcus Rashford‘s pass after 23 minutes maintained United’s recent revival and allowed them to build on victories at home to Liverpool and away to Southampton.
David de Gea was forced into a fine save from James Maddison‘s free-kick in the second half but otherwise United were rarely troubled, with Casemiro emerging as a substitute and Cristiano Ronaldo, another late replacement, coming close with an acrobatic bicycle kick.
United moved up to fifth and sit just one point adrift of the top four as Ten Hag begins to make an impact after a nightmare start to his reign.
Beaten by Brighton and Brentford in the first two matches of the Ten Hag era, United have climbed off the bottom of the table without looking completely convincing.
Leicester on the other hand are bottom after taking one point from their first five games, their worst start since 1994.