A pulsating first half attacking display from Mourinho's men seen them dispatch the Foxes, scoring four goals

A pulsating first half attacking display from Mourinho's men seen them dispatch the Foxes, scoring four goals
The Foxes will be looking avenge the defeat to United in the Community shield earlier in the season (Picture source: Michael Steele / Getty Images)
Manchester United
4 1
Leicester City
Manchester United: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Blind; Pogba, Herrera; Rashford (Rooney, min. 83), Mata (Young, min. 85), Lingard (Carrick, min. 78); Ibrahimovic.
Leicester City: Zieler; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Drinkwater, Amartey, Albrighton (Schlupp, min. 62), Mahrez (Gray, min. 45); Slimani, Vardy (King, min. 45)
SCORE: 1-0, min. 22, Smalling. 2-0, min. 37, Mata. 3-0, min. 40, Rashford. 4-0, min. 42, Pogba. 4-1, min. 60, Gray.
REFEREE: Mike Dean (ENG). Booked: Huth (min. 50), Simpson (min. 74).
INCIDENTS: Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City, held at Old Trafford.

That brings to an end to today's live commentary from the game between Manchester United and Leicester City in the Premier League at Old Trafford. I have been Brandon Sayer and until next time have a good day!

The win is a much needed one for United as they move up to third in the table for the time being. Leicester, on the other hand, have suffered their third defeat of the season which sees them sit 12th in the league table.

United took their feet off the pedal in the second half. Leicester then started to improve in the second half and they managed to get one goal through a tremendous strike from Gray.

90+3' - Mike Dean blows his whistle to end the game. Manchester United 4-1 Leicester City.

90' - The referee has decided to add on three minutes at the end of the second half.

87' - Manchester United substitution: Mata is replaced by Ashley Young.

85' - Ibrahimovic had a shot form just inside the box but it was easily saved by Zieler, who didn't have move to make the save.

83' - Manchester United substitution: Rashford is replaced by Wayne Rooney.

78' - Manchester United substitution: Lingard is replaced by Michael Carrick.

77' - Gray has another shot from a long way out and it required De Gea to be on full alert as he made a fantastic diving save to keep it out.

74' - Danny Simpson receives a yellow card for bringing down Rashford.

68' - A good move from the visitors found Schlupp in behind the defence. The winger then cut the ball back to King who's tame effort was easily saved by De Gea.

66' - Ibrahimovic almost scored a fifth for United! A good cut back from Lingard found the striker at the edge of the box. The striker then a hit a curling shot first time and it needed a good save from Zieler to keep it out.

64' - United finally had an effort on goal in the second half as Lingard hit a shot from the edge of the box over the bar.

62' - Leicester substitution: Albrighton is replaced by Jeffrey Schlupp.

60' - Goal for Leicester. Gray get's one back for the visitors. The youngster has made a good impact since coming on and got his rewards by scoring from a fantastic strike from 30 yards out which flew into De Gea's top corner. Some strike that.

54' - It's been a bit of sloppy start to the second half from United with some uneccessary passes not finding their targets. It will be the only problem for United in this half if they started taking it too easy on their opponents. 

50' - Robert Huth receives the first yellow card of the game for a late tackle on Pogba.

46' - The referee blows his whistle to begin the second half. Game on! 

Leicester City have made two changes at half time. Andy King and Demarai Gray have replaced Jamie vardy and Riyad Mahrez.

That first half is exactly what the doctor order for Jose Mourinho's side. Goals from Smalling, Mata, Rashford and Pogba have put the hosts into a commanding position at the end of the first half. The visitors have been hit hard so far and just can't cope with what United are doing to them. What will Ranieri do at half-time? It won't be long until we find out. Stay tuned as we brong you the second half in a few mintues time.

45+2' - The referee blows his whistle for half-time. Manchester United 4-0 Leicester City.

45' - The referee has decided to add on two minutes at the end of the first half.

42' - Its four for United! Another corner was whipped into the box by Blind and Pogba headed the ball into the corner to send the home side miles in front. What a first half it has been.

40' - Goal for United! Rashford is at it again to score United's third. The visitors totally fell to sleep at a corner kick and Blind played a lovely pass to Mata in the box and the playmaker played the ball across to Rashford who smashed the ball into an empty net. Brilliant stuff to watch for the home fans.

37' - Goal for United! Juan Mata doubles the hosts lead. A lovely through pass from Pogba was flicked into Mata's path by Lingard and the playmaker calmly slotted his shot past the Leicester goalkeeper to give United what they deserve.

30' - Pogba is next to try his luck for United but his shot was well saved by Zieler, who got down to keep the ball out well.

27' - Yet another brilliant chance is missed by United! A brilliant through ball from Pogba found Ibrahimovic through on goal, who took the ball down on his chest but somehow he put his shot over the bar from close range. Much better from United.

25' - What a chance for United to double their lead! A lovely counter attack for the hosts was started by Ander Herrera, who played a lovely first time pass to Ibrahimovic, who then did the same for Rashford but the young striker blasted his shot over the bar.

22' - Goal for United! Chris Smalling nods United into the lead. A brilliant corner kick was whipped into the box by Blind and the big defender powered his header past Zieler. United needed that after looking flat so far in the match.

15' - After the early shots from the hosts the visitors have grown into the game in the last 5 or so minutes and if they could have played a better final ball they could be in the lead. 

7' - Zlatan Ibrahimovic is next to let fly for the hosts with a volley but it goes well wide of the goal.

4' - Daley Blind has the first shot of the game for the hosts but it goes over the bar. The chance came from a good cross from Antonio Valencia.

1' - Referee Mike Dean blows his whistle to get the first half underway. Game on!

With just over ten minutes until kick-off at Old Trafford the atmosphere is already building ahead of the game. The big news from the ground is that Rooney is dropped for the first time in the league this season. It has been what a lot of United fans have been calling for and now they get their wish. Stay Tuned as we bring you the live commentary of highly anticpated clash next!

Leicester City substitutes: Hernández, King, Hamer, Schlupp, Okazaki, Gray, Ulloa.

Leicester City starting XI: Zieler; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Drinkwater, Amartey, Albrighton, Mahrez; Slimani, Vardy.

Manchester United substitutes: Romero, Fosu-Mensah, Rojo, Carrick, Fellaini, Young Rooney.

Manchester United starting XI: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Blind; Pogba, Herrera; Rashford, Mata, Lingard; Ibrahimovic.

The team news from Old Trafford is in. Stay Tuned as we bring you it next.

We'll have confirmed team news for you at around 11:30 BST but before that, stay with us as the build up to the game continues.

Predicted Leicester City lineup: (4-4-2) Zieler; Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs; Mahrez, Amartey, Drinkwater, Albrighton; Vardy, Okazaki.

Predicted Manchester United lineup: (4-2-3-1) De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Smalling, Shaw; Fellaini, Pogba; Mata, Rooney, Rashford; Ibrahimović.

The Foxes are also without a couple of players for the clash. Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has overcome concussion but Ranieri has revealed that he has a muscle strain which could delay his return. Marcin Wasilewski will miss the match due to suspension after being sent off in the EFL Cup tie against Chelsea. Nampalys Mendy is also not likely to be risked on Saturday due to injury. Shinji Okazaki is likely to come into the starting lineup after scoring two goals in the midweek game.

In terms of injuries, Mourinho could be without a couple of players due to injury. Luke Shaw is likely to miss the game due a groin injury while Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Martial are likely to be absent. Phil Jones remains on the sidelines due to a knee injury. Michael Carrick made his first start of the season in the midweek game against Northampton and made his case to play some part in the match. Players such as David de Gea, Eric Bailly and Paul Pogba, who were all rested for the midweek run-out, are likely to come straight back into the starting eleven for the game.

The corresponding fixture between the sides at Old Trafford last season finished in a 1-1 draw. United took the lead early on when Anthony Martial scored. The Foxes hit back though before half-time through captain Wes Morgan. Both teams pushed for the winner on the day but they had to settle for a point each.

These two sides have already met already this season in the Community Shield before the Premier League began. The game was excellent on the eye for everyone watching and it was United who came out on top that day thanks to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored the winner later on. United had taken the lead in the game through Jesse Lingard before Jamie Vardy levelled things up midway through the second half.

Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring the winner against the Foxes in the Community Shield back in August | Photo:
Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring the winner against the Foxes in the Community Shield back in August | Photo: Ben Hoskins / Getty Images

The Foxes did however get beat midweek in the EFL Cup at home to Chelsea 4-2 despite being 2-0 up in the first half of the game.

Claudio Ranieri's side have also been in mixed form so far at the beginning of the season. After being champions last season it was always going to be difficult to keep up that kind of form. The Foxes got back on track last week in the league when they defeated Burnley at the King Power stadium 3-0. Overall though after five games they have lost two, won two and drawn one. 

Jose Mourinho's side have hit a bit of slump since the international break, losing their last two league games at home to Manchester City and then away to Watford. Overall the team had lost three games in all competitions before they got back to winning ways midweek in the EFL Cup when they defeated Northampton Town 3-1 away from home.

The weekend's Premier League action gets underway on Saturday lunchtime with two teams who need to get a victory in order to move up the table. 

Hello there everyone, and welcome to VAVEL UK's live minute-by-minute commentary of the Premier League match held at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Leicester City. Kick-off at Old Trafford is set for 12:30BST, so stick with us until then as we build up to the game and get the confirmed team news.