Van Gaal’s expensively assembled side continue with their poor start to the season. Leicester City fought back from 3-1 down to secure a stunning victory over the defensively frail Manchester United.
United were on course for a win when a Robin van Persie header and a magical Angel Di Maria chip put them ahead on 16 minutes. Record signing Di Maria was also United’s main man yet again after scoring and setting up one goal.
Leonardo Ulloa’s header reduced the deficit before Ander Herrera’s spectacular back heel extended United’s lead. At this stage, United looked well on course to secure victory.
But Leicester hit back through a David Nugent penalty and Esteban Cambiasso equalised before Jamie Vardy and an Ulloa penalty secured the win.
Although there were many questionable decisions made by the referee Mark Clattenburg, United need serious urgent fixing of their defense if they are to challenge for a top four spot this season.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will need to urgently address his team’s defensive issues after their second-half capitulation, with injuries disorgasing his plans, now the suspension of Tyler Blackett (because of today’s red card) and Jonny Evans who got injured in the first half.
United meet West ham next and need victory to ease things a little bit for Vaan Gaal and United fans who have been a subject of media jibes recently.
Meanwhile defending champions Manchester city were held to a one all draw by Jose Mourhino’s Chelsea. City were reduced to 10 men when Pablo Zabaleta was sent off when he challenged Diego Costa in the second half.
Chelsea’s all-time record goalscorer Frank Lampard on loan at City from New York City FC until January, returned to haunt his old club with the late equaliser that gave Manchester City
He scored City’s equaliser when he slid home a strike with five minutes left after Andre Schurrle looked to have scored the goal that would have given Chelsea an eight-point advantage over the reigning Premier League champions.