Marcus Rashford does not rest. At 25, the Englishman is experiencing the best moment of his career, with a scoring streak that seems to have no end, and this Sunday he gave Manchester United another victory thanks to a double against Leicester City (3-0). . The striker, who will once again be his team’s great threat against Barça this coming Thursday, scored the first two goals against the foxes. Jadon Sancho closed a victory that allows the red devils to remain engaged in the fight for the Premier League title, third, five points behind Arsenal.

Rashford started, but Ten Hag opted to reserve other regular starters for the match against the blaugrana. Varane, Sancho and Wan-Bissaka waited for their opportunity on the bench. Despite the rotations and the absence of the suspended Casemiro, vital in United’s scheme, the Red Devils had the last half hour of the game to spare, with the three points already in their pocket.

However, in the first minutes the parish that filled Old Trafford was entrusted to De Gea. The Spanish goalkeeper signed two saves, first in a one-on-one with Barnes and then in a header from Iheanacho, which kept the tie goalless.

From the scare, the local fans went to euphoria with Rashford’s first goal in the game and the fifteenth (sixteenth later) in the last 17 games. Since he arrived from the World Cup he has only gone unmarked in three games. He did not miss his appointment with the goal at the Camp Nou and neither against the foxes.

Bruno Fernandes took advantage of the enormous space behind the visitors’ defense, in addition to their disorganization, to connect with the Briton, who had plenty of time to choose how to beat a sold-out Ward. Rashford chose a low rite of passage to score for the seventh straight game at Old Trafford, a streak not achieved since Wayne Rooney.

Leicester, who was in the relegation zone in the first days and is now 14th, arrived in a good dynamic, with two consecutive wins, but the Englishman’s first goal diminished his performance in the game and fueled that of the Red Devils, that they could put land in between before the break.

After the restart, Brendan Rogers’ men went in search of an equalizer and the script was repeated. Lisandro Martínez warned first with a header against the crossbar and Rashford returned to punish the reckless forward defense of the visitors. On this occasion, as game time approached, the man from Manchester leaned to the left to win the race against Castagne, who enabled the striker by millimeters as certified by VAR. Fred only had to put the ball into space to a Rashford who easily overcame Ward’s unorthodox exit.

With the game broken and Leicester leaving even more space, a steal by Lisandro Martínez at the limit of the free kick led to a great combination from United that ended in the third and final goal. First Rashford led the ball and then a good wall between Sancho and Bruno Fernandes ended with the Englishman’s goal.

With three goals in their favor and just over twenty minutes to go before the final whistle, Ten Hag considered it a good time to rest Rashford and Shaw ahead of the game against Barça at Old Trafford that will decide their place in the round of 16 in Europe. League. Leicester sought the goal of honour, but the fourth goal from a United that continues to grow on the back of an insatiable Rashford was closer to the counterattack.

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Manchester United: David De Gea; Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Lysandro Martinez, Luke Shaw (Aaron Wan-Bissaka, m.69); Fred (Scott McTominay, m.59), Marcel Sabitzer (Kobbie Maino, m.80); Marcus Rashford (Anthony Elanga, m.69), Bruno Fernandes, Alexander Garnacho (Jadon Sancho, m.46); and Wout Weghorst.

Leicester: Danny Ward; Tomothy Castagne, Harry Souttar, Wout Faes, Victor Kristiansen; Kieman Dewsbury-Hall (Boubakary Soumare, m.59), Nampalys Mendy (Youri Tielemans, m.59); Tete (Dennis Praet, m.75), James Maddison, Harvey Barnes; y Kelechi Iheanacho (Jamie Vardy, m.75).

Goals: 1-0, m.25 Marcus Rashford; 2-0, m.56 Marcus Rashford; 3-0, m.61. Jadon Sancho.

Referee: Stuart Attwell. He showed yellow cards to Leicester’s Wout Faes and Nampalys Mendy.

Incidents: match of the twenty-fourth day of the Premier League played at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester.