United hit Foxes for four
TVC E. A rampant first-half display gave Manchester United a 4-1 win over champions Leicester at Old Trafford on Saturday.
United captain Wayne Rooney was dropped for the lunchtime kick-off, but it didn’t seem to impact United as they raced into a 4-0 lead before half-time.
Chris Smalling’s header from a corner put them ahead halfway through the first period, before Rooney’s replacement Juan Mata finished off a superb team-move for 2-0.
Marcus Rashford’s simple finish from another corner made it 3-0, and Paul Pogba scored his first goal for United with a fine header to make it four as the hosts dominated proceedings.
Chris Smalling’s header put United ahead before Juan Mata finished off a slick move with a crisp strike.
Rooney came on in the 83rd minute.
United’s first Premier League win in a month was sealed by half-time, but a third defeat for Leicester already matches their total for the whole of last season.