Manchester defeated Leicester in the first match of the EPL

Manchester defeated Leicester in the first match of the EPL

Manchester United and Leicester set the tone for the new season of the English Premier League, having played at Old Trafford yesterday. Jose Mourinho’s team expectedly turned out stronger, 2:1.

The Red Devils in their familiar style under the management of Jose Mourinho focused on defense, but the beginning of the match turned out to be fun. On the second minute already the ball found Amartey’s hand and Pogba realized the penalty, having scored the first goal in the current EPL season. But Mourinho would not be himself, if after the goal didn’t go back with the whole team.

The further development of events resembled a typical match of Man Utd. Of the dangerous we will single out only one out for Lukaku, which was not realized the forward. After that, Leicester took the ball under their control, having won against the Red Devils by shots, dangerous moments and ball possession. The weakness of the Old Trafford team were the wings, on which Shaw and Darmian played. If the first looked more reliable, and later even scored - the Italian to put it mildly did not please.

The Foxes, thanks to the high pressing, scored only one goal, and that in the end of the match. Vardy realized a penalty and shortened the gap, but for more guests time was not enough.

After the match, Mourinho paid respect to Leicester, and also once again complained about the management of Manchester United, which left him without the necessary transfers,

“it’s all football management. Managers should probably be called head coaches more often. I had been building my plans for the market many months ago. I didn’t think that after the closure of the transfer window I will end up in such a situation.”

The Portuguese also noted that because of that he required not three substitutes but six to change tired players after the first official match in two months.

Man Utd gain three points to their asset, however, compared to previous season no quality changes in Mourinho’s squad. Vice versa, now the stable wings of Young and Valencia turned into vulnerable zones for attacks of the teams with swift wingers, who are majority in the EPL. Pogba is unstable once again and Lukaku keeps wasting moments, but the result is clear. Everything is in style of the last year Manchester United.