Manchester United lost 3-2 away in Leicester. Mason Greenwood scored the opening goal before Youri Tielemans equalized in the first half.

During a hectic period in the second 45, Caglar Soyuncu gave the hosts the lead and Marcus Rashford leveled but United received a half-volley shot from Jamie Vardy within minutes.

Here’s a look at six things we learned from the game …

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The lack of England suited Greenwood

Greenwood’s playing time is carefully managed and that meant he was again kicked out of the English squad by Gareth Southgate.

That meant he could work hard at United during the international break and start here on the right wing.

His stunning, evasive left-footed shot proved it was a decision that put United and Greenwood to the core.

It was the kind of pure, powerful finish we expect from Greenwood, and he finished the little goalless run he’d been on.

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Rushing Maguire’s return backfires

The return of Harry Maguire was the team’s surprising news when the line-up of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was announced.

He came into this game after just one day of practice and his rustiness was evident throughout the first half.

Maguire thought he had a lot more time than before Tielemans’ stunning goal when he lost the ball trying to play out from behind.

He was also the one who played Soyuncu – the man who replaced him in Leicester – to put the Foxes in the lead.

It is also worth considering the message Solskjaer sent to Eric Bailly with his decision, since Maguire played like a man who lacked fitness and sharpness.

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Rashford fit enough for 25 minutes

Marcus Rashford was inducted into a matchday squad here for the first time this season.

It wasn’t just about giving him a few minutes at the end of the game to get back on his feet.

Fit enough to play 25 minutes, Rashford came on for Jadon Sancho as United chased a winner.

Sancho made four key passes with just 38 touches during his time on the pitch, despite waiting for a first goal or assist.

Looking sharp enough and wasting no time getting back on the scorers list, Rashford shot his only clear opening to 2-2.

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United too open

United started well but then struggled to exercise real control and looked most dangerous on the counterattack.

Cashing in just 15 seconds after Rashford’s equalization was utterly criminal and just not what title contenders do.

It wasn’t until United lost 3-2 that Solskjaer made big changes, throwing to Jesse Lingard and Scott McTominay.


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Martial started United’s final game, the 1-1 draw with Everton, where he made the top scorer.

He limped away but walked away for France and there was no sign before the game that he would not be involved here.

But he was removed from the squad entirely when Rashford came on the bench.

Solskjaer has confirmed that he has come back injured from the international match and it remains to be seen how long he will be out.

That is frustrating for the French, who was unable to build on the dynamics of his goal after a shock start against the Toffees.

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Unbeaten away run comes to an end

United had played 29 away Premier League games without losing that game.

That record would always end somewhere, but it was bad timing to go into a really tough streak of games.

The performance here will be more of a concern for Solskjaer; the way United couldn’t dominate the game and the way the team fell apart after the 2-2 draw.

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