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Leicester 3-1 Manchester Utd Player Ratings: Deadly Iheanacho sends Solskjaer's side out

Kelechi Iheanacho was Leicester's hero as two goals and an assist knocked out Manchester United and booked a semi-final spot

 
7:52pm on Sunday 21st March 2021
By
Paul Macdonald

Kelechi Iheanacho continued his blistering recent form to dismantle Manchester United 3-1 at the King Power Stadium and send Leicester into the last four of the FA Cup.

The Nigerian now has seven goals in his last four matches after his double here put a woefully out-of-sorts United out of the competition and set up a semi-final with Southampton.

Leicester 3-1 Manchester United: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

✔️ Youri Tielemans: 7.6

Tielemans remains one of the best players in the league outside the Big Six, and he was once again imperious as he bossed United's midfield from start to finish.

Not only did Tielemans press and dictate both Fred and Nemanja Matic, but he has added an additional attacking dimension to his game this season and he showed that again in the second half.

His run through and goal to make it 2-1 showcased all of his qualities; he dribbled forward, always looking to see if someone was better placed, but after assessing the situation waited until precisely the right moment to drill his shot low into the corner.

❌ Anthony Martial: 5.7

The fact is that the number of games where Martial goes missing far exceeds those where he has a proper impact, and this was another game where he simply wasn't involved in events.

Just one tame header in injury time, and two touches inside the area in the entire match makes for another hugely frustrating display, and one that has been typical of the Frenchman of late.

He just looks off the pace and not engaged with his team-mates, and it begs the question as to whether Martial's future lies in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's starting XI going forward.

⭐ Kelechi Iheanacho: 9.4

Iheancaho's recent resurgence has been a most enjoyable one; a player who was always a fantastic finisher, but was denied opportunities due to the presence of Jamie Vardy.

But Brendan Rodgers' formation tweak to go with two up front has given Iheanacho his platform and he has greedily accepted it.

His excellent press forced the error from Fred early on and he showed his composure to dance around Dean Henderson and slot into the empty net.

He provided the pass for Tielemans to run through and put Leicester back in front. And he sealed the win for his team by popping up at the back post behind Scott McTominay to nod into the net.

Leicester have a real chance of making the final, and Iheanacho's recent form will mean he is almost a guaranteed starter at the moment.

Leicester 3-1 Manchester United: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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