Manchester United picked up their first league defeat since January 27 on Tuesday when Leicester City overcame a severely depleted side to win 2-1.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced to drop a number of key players for the clash at Old Trafford due to his side’s busy schedule but very few of his back-up options rose to the occasion.
Not only was the Turkey international rock in defence for the travelling side but he also rose above all others midway through the second half to head home a corner and put his side in front, which ultimately claimed all three points for the Foxes.
Indeed, the 18-year-old talent looked sharp on the ball with tremendous technical ability when he set up Mason Greenwood for Man Utd’s equaliser in the 15th minute. However, apart from that the young player struggled to provide more in the final third and was ultimately forced off with an injury shortly after the hour mark.
The Belgium international has been one of Leicester’s most important players this season as his talents in midfield have made him an asset in defence and attack. And that was certainly the case on Tuesday, when Tielemans not only provided the assist for the opening goal but worked hard to ensure Bruno Fernandes & Co. didn’t fight back and claim a point.