United hit Foxes for four

Chris Smalling opens the scoring for Manchester UnitedTVC 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.

 Manchester United thrashed Premier League champions Leicester City as boss Jose Mourinho dropped captain Wayne Rooney from his starting line-up.

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.

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