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Manchester United v Leicester City

28 August 2017

Normal service resumed last weekend at the King Power Stadium with victory over Brighton and the Foxes will clearly pose a far greater goal threat to United than Swansea and West Ham mustered.

They thought they had gone ahead in the 28th minute when a Harry Maguire error led to Lukaku firing at Schmeichel, with Juan Mata putting away the rebound only to be denied by assistant Constantine Hatzidakis' flag.

Mourinho's first 12 months at the helm yielded EFL Cup and Europa League glory but their major problem in the Premier League was a lack of goals - and therefore too many draws - as they finished a disappointing sixth.

"It doesn't matter if they play from the beginning, if they come from the bench", Mourinho said.

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"I saw the ball jumping in the net and other guys jumping".

Captain Wes Morgan and star striker Jamie Vardy suffered back and foot injuries during Leicester's 2-0 win over Brighton but both have managed to recover in time to face United, who secured a 4-1 victory over the Foxes in the same fixture last season. United has now scored 10 goals with reply so far this term, and lead the Premier League table heading into the worldwide break.

Liverpool, who qualified for the Champions League group stage on Wednesday with a win over Hoffenheim, have their biggest test of the Premier League season so far when they host Arsenal at Anfield.

While others have hit some early-season hurdles, Jose Mourinho's side have swept aside West Ham and Swansea City, registering two wins, eight goals scored and none conceded.

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Antonio Valencia will keep his place on the right while Eric Bailly and Phil Jones appear to be the first-choice centre-back pairing while Victor Lindelof adjusts to life in England.

"I think, this year, we are going to have more wins", he said on www.manutd.com. The Belgian has scored three times in two Premier League appearances since his £75m summer move and won't need an invitation to add to it. Was he unsafe today?

"This is about the quality of the players, the players are good, and not just good, they are motivated to help the players", he told a pre-match press conference.

Substitutes Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini scored to maintain Manchester United's 100 per cent start and spare Romelu Lukaku's blushes against Leicester.

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"I want more and more and more from him. We are comfortable on the ball and unsafe on the counter- attack", he added. "Disappointed in the overall result, but we were nice and solid for large parts". As always you can catch up on the previous morning games on NBCSN and for those on the go, feel free to catch it on the NBC Sports app.

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