Premier League: Manchester United outgun the foxes to close the gap to the City; see match in pics

By: FPJ Web Desk | February 20, 2023

Marcus Rashford continued his clinical form in front of goal as he scored twice to help Manchester United claim a comfortable 3-0 victory over Leicester City

United took the lead on 25 minutes when in-form forward Rashford was sent through on goal and smashed home past goalkeeper Danny Ward

United could thank goalkeeper David De Gea for not being two goals down in the opening stages at Old Trafford as Leicester dominated in attack.

The Spanish goalkeeper spread himself to deny opposing winger Harvey Barnes on eight minutes before producing an even better stop shortly after with a diving save to keep out a Kelechi Iheanacho header.

United went in at the break with a one-goal lead but pulled away from Leicester in the second half.

Rashford doubled his side's advantage with a calmly-taken finish on 56 minutes. The goal was initially ruled out by the assistant referee's offside flag but was awarded following a VAR check.

Jadon Sancho played a superb one-two with Bruno Fernandes as he entered the Leicester box before comfortably striking home a third United goal.

The result moves United to within three points of second-placed Manchester City, but Erik ten Hag's side must now turn their attention to the Carabao Cup where they face Newcastle United in next Sunday's final at Wembley

With a second-leg Europa League game against Barcelona and a cup final over Newcaslte coming up, United fans will be hoping Rashford's prolific run continues.