4 things we learnt from Man United's win over Leicester
Jadon Sancho celebrates scoring the only goal of the game against Leicester City (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

It was more misery for Leicester City when they were defeated 0-1 at the King Power Stadium against Manchester United on Thursday night.

Jadon Sancho was the difference maker for the visitors, rounding Danny Ward and tapping the ball home in the first half.

The result compiles Leicester's poor start to the season.

Here are the main takeaways from United's win against the Foxes:

Brendan Rodgers' job is beginning to come into question

Brendan Rodgers has overseen a very successful period of Leicester's history.

They have challenged for the Champions League places multiple times under his stewardship, and even have silverware in the form of the FA Cup to show for from his time at the Foxes.

That said, things are starting to unravel for the Northern Irishman in the East Midlands.

The Foxes sit bottom of the Premier League table after five games with just one point from a possible 15.

There are more calls for the manager to move on from the club each week, and with key players struggling to find form such as Jamie Vardy and James Maddison, Rodgers will know he needs results soon.

Whilst it may still be early in the campaign, Bournemouth's decision to part ways with Scott Parker earlier in the week is a reminder of how fast teams are prepared to change managers in the modern era.

Rodgers may well fall victim to that unless he is able to turn the tide at Leicester and quickly.

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Leicester look lost without Wesley Fofana

In Leicester's first game since defender Wesley Fofana departed the club for Chelsea, the Foxes looked far from convincing at the back.

The goal they conceded is arguably proof of that, as it was far too easy for Bruno Fernandes to pick out Marcus Rashford, who had acres of space.

As a result of that, he was afforded time to play in Sancho, who rounded Ward to score.

The backline has faced a lot of change at the King Power this season, with the loss of former captain and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel to OGC Nice

They have struggled to find the answers and fill the holes left by players that have left in the summer, which is proven by the 11 goals they have let in so far this season after just five games.

To make matters worse, with the transfer window now shut, the Foxes will need to find solutions within their current squad.

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United continue to improve after a slow start

It was a difficult start to the season for the Red Devils, who sat bottom of the table after two games, with a loss against Brighton and a 4-0 thrashing against Brentford.

Since then, however, they have won their last three games, including at the King Power on Thursday night, to show their first signs of improvement under Erik ten Hag.

The former Ajax boss undoubtedly has a difficult job on his hand, trying to rejuvenate a United side which has underperformed for around a decade compared to their rich history.

Having to deal with an infamously complicated dressing room atmosphere to add to that does not make the task any easier for the Dutchman.

That said, United fans have reason to be more optimistic with the way their side are playing, as whilst the last two performances have not been incredible, they have managed to win.

The task now will be to continue their momentum with a challenging fixture in the form of Arsenal on Sunday, which will be a real test for the Red Devils.

Rashford and Sancho combined well in spells

Rashford was able to set up his fellow countryman to score the only goal of the game with a beautiful threaded pass and it was not the only time in the match the pair looked threatening.

There were plenty of times that the two were able to play neat passes between each other but often the final ball or the finish was slightly lacking.

It will have been pleasing however for ten Hag to see the pair compliment each other over the course of the game, particularly since they have both been criticised for their performances in recent times.

Sancho and Rashford will have to work on delivering in front of goal more often though if they want to continue to share the field, as Cristiano Ronaldo started the game against Leicester on the bench.

He will want to force his way back into the starting 11, having failed to secure a move away from the club this summer.

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