Marcus Rashford scored the early goal that won this tricky game against Leicester City but David De Gea ensured Manchester United took all three points at the King Power Stadium.
Manchester City fell to their second consecutive Premier League defeat, and third in four, after a 2-1 defeat at Leicester City to fall to third place in the Premier League – seven points behind Liverpool.
Kevin De Bruyne’s glorious first half strike was cancelled out by Marc Albrighton’s second half equaliser as Leicester City kept up with the Manchester City to take their Carabao Cup tie to penalties.
MAN UNITED 2, LEICESTER CITY 1
Manchester United’s performance may have been far from convincing, but victory against Leicester City at Old Trafford was all-important for Jose Mourinho who praised his players.
MAN CITY 5, LEICESTER CITY 1
It was hard to find suitable superlatives to describe Sergio Aguero’s one-man demolition of Leicester City.
The Manchester City scored four of the goals as he continues to set records.
Aguero, who has 28 goals for the season, became only the fourth player to score 20 times in the Premier League in four successive seasons matching Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Harry Kane.
His total of 21 Premier League goals also drew level with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah with only Harry Kane ahead of them this season with 23.