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Solskjaer names one thing Manchester United could have done better in Leicester win

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that his side could have done certain things better in their win over Leicester.

Marcus Rashford scored his eighth goal in 13 outings to earn a 1-0 victory at the King Power Stadium.

“Leicester got in a few dangerous positions, David de Gea made a few great saves and blocks,” Solskjaer told the BBC.

“We could have done better higher up the pitch in terms of defending but we deserved the three points I thought.

“David [de Gea] is very patient in his positioning and reads the game very well – he doesn’t gamble. That pass by Paul Pogba is great and the control by Marcus better. Football is a game of mistakes. Our lads, when we make mistakes, they were fighting for the ball and giving their all.”

Solskjaer has already spoken to Eric Bailly about sloppiness at the start of the match.

“Fantastic to have a clean sheet,” Solskjaer beamed. “And they played well against Arsenal together. Today, we started a little sloppy – Eric knows – but they really came good.

“It’s a first [clean sheet] in a while, we’ve had three games now, Burnley, Brighton and Arsenal, where we’ve conceded after a couple of clean sheets, but that’s important for us.

“When you’ve got players like Rashford, Pogba, Martial, Sanchez, all them quick ones up top, you’ve got a great chance of winning the game, that’s the foundation of a proper solid, defensive performance, and the keeper of course, two fantastic saves today as well. He’s kept us in it.

“Of course it was [heart-stopping] towards the end. When you’re 1-0 up, anything can happen in that box and I think that Harry Maguire has got a magnet on his head! Because it always dropped to him, a fantastic player in the box.

“So we knew we had to defend against him but our lads, they blocked, they put their body on the line so it was a fantastic effort and they were fighting for each other.

“Leicester are a good team and we knew this was going to be one of these games that if you don’t get the first goal, if they can counter-attack on you, you’re struggling. But we started well, got the first goal, so very pleased today.”

Manchester United have won more points than any other Premier League team since Solskjaer’s appointment: Amazing Stats