The recovery of Manchester United from its depressing season before to this one continues. On Thursday, they went to Leicester City and defeated the Foxes 1-0 to extend their winning streak to three games.
The deciding factors were Jadon Sancho’s early strike and Man United’s subsequent road clean sheet. Mark Ogden of ESPN provides the following commentary and analysis:
Jadon Sancho Scored To Keep Manchester United On Track:
With the lone goal in a 1-0 victory at Leicester, Jadon Sancho extended Manchester United’s comeback under Erik ten Hag and increased pressure on Foxes management Brendan Rodgers following the team’s winless start to the season.
Before Sunday’s matchup at Old Trafford against league leaders Arsenal, United, who dropped their opening two games of the season, move up to sixth in the Premier League. Sancho’s goal in the first half was enough to secure all three points, but United missed several opportunities in the second half to secure a more comfortable victory, meaning bottom-placed Leicester could have lost by a greater margin.
Ten Hag’s Search For Reliable Forward Continues:
In the first half, Sancho and Marcus Rashford worked effectively together for United, and the dynamic duo helped Sancho score the game’s first goal in minute 23.
However, despite the upward trend in their performances under Ten Hag, the new United manager will have observed enough of this game to understand that neither player is the team’s long-term answer to its attacking issues. Man United has only scored five goals in their last five games despite being on a three-game winning streak.
Martinez Has Been A Crucial Signing:
After a disastrous start to his Manchester United career that saw the Argentina defender singled out as a major factor in losses to Brighton and Brentford in the first two games of the season, Lisandro Martinez was written off by many pundits.