Manchester United managed to avoid their third straight defeat at home to Leicester City, but did more than just avoid defeat – they took full advantage of a Leicester first-half capitulation to go into the break four goals to the good.
Chris Smalling opened the scoring for United midway through the first half before further goals were added by Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba before half-time to brush the Premier League Champions aside.
Demarai Gray managed to pull one back for Leicester in the second half with a tremendous strike, leaving David De Gea no chance in the Manchester United goal.
However, this had no serious impact on the game as United enjoyed their second victory of the week following their EFL Cup victory over Northampton. Outstanding performances came from Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata as United ran riot at Old Trafford.
Manchester United fans took to Twitter to react to these amazing performances from their midfielders.
SURELY this is the end of Rooney starting. We look freakishly more fluid and dangerous without him. Pogba and Herrera world class together.
— Jaydn_MUFC (@JaydnMUFC) September 24, 2016
People gonna be talking about Pogba but Mata just ran the game assisted scored did everything he’s the reason United was so good today
— Conte’s Son (@Lottery0404) September 24, 2016
Mata, Pogba & Herrera been great for us today.
— Bz (@staybalanced_) September 24, 2016
Herrera, Pogba and Mata compliment one another so well! Lingard and Rashford’s energy on another level. Positivity all round ????
— MUFC Content (@mufcontent) September 24, 2016
Mata been unreal, midfield with him, Pogba and Herrera should start every game
— H ? (@Harry_Gibson_13) September 24, 2016
Pogba can only get better after this. Mou must know by now that he works best with Herrera and Mata. And maybe even Carrick.
— Lorena (@LoreBarros) September 24, 2016
Great performance from the team today, great result… team looks balanced with Mata in the hole and Herrera next to Pogba
— Matt Lee (@MrMattyLee) September 24, 2016