Sanchez and Rashford start against Leicester, Martial on bench

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Anthony Martial had looked to be leaving United under previous manager Anthony Martial Credit PA

Marcus Rashford marked his 100th Manchester United appearance with the victor at Leicester as coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer maintained his unbeaten record in charge of the Red Devils.

In what is becoming an increasingly recurrent pattern for Manchester United under their new manager, they started on the front-foot and took the lead yet again - Marcus Rashford ripping a finish into the bottom corner off a splendid Paul Pogba pass, following an error from Leicester full-back Pereira.

United travel to Leicester this weekend knowing they have a chance of climbing back into the top four if results go their way.

Although the goal came early in the first half, United failed to create many clear chances for the remainder of the game, meaning it was a nervy watch for much of the second half. "We put our bodies on line, blocked a few".

"Both owners wished me all the best because they knew this is something I dreamed about".

The headlines will be dominated by Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford, who once again combined superbly to score the game's only goal after nine minutes. "It was a handsome pass, great finish".

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The reactivation of Pogba's potential has been one of the staples of Solskjaer's brief but prosperous tenure, and his perfectly weighted ball in the ninth minute helped get United off and running.

"Some great players as they move through their years can adapt their play from being someone who can run in behind, somebody who can beat a man, facing them up, to actually someone who can then become more of an assist player, someone who can hold play up".

Claude Puel says Leicester City can not afford to continue conceding early goals against their Premier League opponents. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co will be looking to continue their fine run and capitalise on situations where Chelsea drop points, to enter into the top four, which looks like a realistic target.

A win for United will put them back within two points of fourth-place Chelsea.

- Referee Mike Dean handed out eight yellow cards in this match (four to Leicester, four to Man Utd) - only one Premier League game (Arsenal vs Huddersfield in December) has seen more yellow cards awarded this season (9 yellow cards).

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