Harry Maguire did not flounder under the pressure of coming up against his former team mates as the £80million man stood firm to give his new side Manchester United an important win over Leicester City at Old Trafford.
The Foxes were denied any major chances to level the contest as Maguire put in an assured performance after Caglar Soyuncu, brought in to the Leicester side to replace the Englishman, gave away an early penalty which Marcus Rashford duly converted.
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A Marcus Rashford penalty in the eighth minute was enough to brush Leicester City aside
Man United (4-2-3-1):
David de Gea - 7
Great early save to deny Maddison and an even better one to keep out a Chilwell effort. After some shaky early-season performances, looked back to the de Gea of old.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka - 7
Some shaky early moments, against the double threat of Chilwell and Maddison down his flank, but grew stronger as the game wore on.
Victor Lindelof - 6
Beaten far too easily by Maddison for Leicester’s best early chance but made up for it with a couple of well-timed and vital challenges, one, in particular, on Gray.
Harry Maguire did not flounder in the face of his former team mates to keep Leicester out
Harry Maguire - 8.5
Booed by his former adoring fans who took delight in every mistake. Stuck to his task doggedly, however, and emerged intact. Some characteristic big tackles and headers.
Ashley Young - 6.5
Made a couple of important and well-timed challenges and interceptions. Still susceptible to raw pace but used his know-how to survive.
Scott McTominay - 7.5
Strong, aggressive and determined, the young Scot showed why his manager has such faith in him, especially when United came under pressure. Injury-time mistake almost presented Ndidi with an equaliser, however.
Daniel James had a quieter afternoon by his standards following an excellent opening month
Nemanja Matic - 5.5
First start of the season in the absence of Pogba and failed to make the most of it. Grafted and was tidy enough in possession without making a major impact.
Andreas Pereira - 7
Brilliant early free-kick almost snuck in and won the ball in the United move that led to the penalty. Had a far more quiet second half, however.
Juan Mata - 6
Kept United pushing forward when he could and missed a good chance, which he made for himself, early in the second half. Ran out of steam and was an obvious man to be replaced.
Marcus Rashford converted from the spot having missed against Crystal Palace in August
David James - 6.5
Continued his strong