Manchester United’s Emirates FA Cup run sadly came to an end at the quarter-final stage as Leicester City ran out 3-1 winners at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds got off to the worst possible start when Fred’s short pass back to Dean Henderson was pounced upon by Kelechi Iheanacho.
Mason Greenwood fired United level before half-time when he drilled home after nice work from Paul Pogba and Donny van de Beek.
However, Youri Tielemans restored the hosts’ lead with a fine solo run and finish, before Iheanacho headed home unmarked to seal the win for Brendan Rodgers’s men.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sprang a few surprises with his line-up as the recently injured Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani were named in the squad to boost our firepower.
There were five changes, in all, from the team that won so brilliantly in Milan with Martial making the starting XI, in place of the injured Marcus Rashford, while Cavani was fit enough for the bench.
Two other players who have recently recovered from spells on the treatment table, Donny van de Beek and, our matchwinner in Milan, Pogba, were also named in the side, coming in for Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes.