Manchester United’s final day trip to face Leicester has looked for months like it would be a pivotal match – and so it has proved.
United simply need to avoid defeat to qualify for next season’s Champions League, but Wednesday’s performance against West Ham was concerning.
Marcus Rashford was among the poorer performers there, but the stats behind his record against Leicester bode well for Sunday…
Undefeated against the Foxes
Rashford has faced Leicester nine times in a red shirt – eight in the Premier League and once in the Community Shield.
He has never been on the losing side, winning seven and drawing twice.
Making it ten in a row would mean United are back at Europe’s top table.
That record might just make the Foxes the perfect opponents for Rashford to bounce back from a flat midweek display against.
Rashford the match-winner
United have beaten Leicester 1-0 in the sides’ two previous meetings and Rashford has got the winner on both occasions.
He won and converted the penalty in September’s reverse fixture at Old Trafford.
Last time United visited the King Power, in March 2019, Rashford netted the only goal in the 9th minute, and a resolute defensive display clinched all three points.
In total, Rashford has netted four goals in those nine appearances against the Foxes (Transfermarkt); Chelsea are the only Premier League opponent he has netted against more often.
The omens are good for Rashford to step up to the plate and ensure United are a Champions League side once again with one final push.
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