Nigel Pearson’s men secure memorable comeback win at the King Power Stadium.
Louis van Gaal’s side arrived at the King Power Stadium off the back of a morale boosting 4-0 win over QPR and Man United appeared to be in control early from the off.
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Robin Van Persie put the away side in the lead with a confident headed finish following a superb cross from Radamel Falcao, in his first start for the Old Trafford side.
Man United soon made took at two goal lead when Wayne Rooney combined well with Angel di Maria, the Argentine racing through the middle of the park to dink home a fine finish to secure his second goal in two games for his new side.
Jose Leonardo Ulloa pulled a goal back immediately with a fine header past David de Gea just a minute after di Maria’s effort.
Ander Herrera restored Man United’s two goal cushion with a cheeky back-heel.
However Leicester City were never rattled and in speedy striker Jamie Vardy the Foxes always had an advantage on the break, especially after Jonny Evans had been hauled off through injury. Rafael, perhaps harshly, was deemed to have taken down the aforementioned Vardy in the box.
And striker David Nugent smacked his spot-kick straight down the middle to reduce the arrears.
Barely 90 seconds had passed before Argentine veteran Esteban Cambiasso, in his first Premier League start, leveled matters with a clinical strike.
With new minutes of normal time left Jamie Vardy was once again a real threat, the striker released into acres of space with Man United’s defence floundering, calmly stroked home to hand the home side the lead.
Once again Man United were immediately rocked by Leicester City’s speedy attacking forays. Tyler Blackett conceded a spot-kick and as he was the last man when he made his late challenge on Vardy the Man United youngster was ordered off.
And up stepped Argentine Leonardo Ulloa to slot his penalty kick in the corner.
Louis van Gaal will no doubt be left asking questions of his defence and some Man United fans will wonder as to why such a huge portion of the £150m the Dutchman invested in the summer was geared more to his attack when his back-line had been clearly decimated by the departures of veterans Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra.