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Leicester City outplays Man United

Leicester City outplays Man United

Manchester United lost 3-5 to Leicester City, in an exciting Barclays Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium on Sunday, leading to more distress for Reds manager, Louis van Gaal, whose side has now lost the majority of their games this season.

Despite dominating the initial stages with goals from Robin van Persie, Angel di Maria and Ander Herrera, a controversial penalty, converted by Leicester City forward, David Nugent, left United leading 3-2 with 30 minutes remaining.

Two minutes later, Leicester midfielder, Esteban Cambiasso, dealt the Reds their first blow by bringing home the equaliser. Another goal by Jamie Vardy in the 79th minute, took the score to 4-3, before Leonardo Ulloa dealt the final blow four minutes later, with his second goal the match.

"How is it possible to give this game away?" van Gaal told Sky Sports.

"We have given the game away. Leicester has proven already in four games that they have a strong character and that when they are 3-1 down, you can play all the game with more possession but you cannot do these kinds of things."

"In the world of football, these matches happen. I was a coach at Barcelona in my first year and we were 3-0 ahead, with 15 minutes to play and we lost 4-3,” he added.

"It can happen, it is the world of football but it is not good because we have the game in our pocket and gave it away. Not because of Leicester, we gave it away and I don't like that.

"You cannot say the defence was weak. You play like a team, Leicester showed that, we did not play like a team in the second half and that is not only defence. In a defensive situation the whole team is responsible, not just one defender.”


Photo caption: Louis Van Gaal disappointed with the loss to Leicester City. Photo courtesy of www.3news.co.nz