Iheanacho praises Leicester City’s performance against Manchester United


Kelechi Iheanacho reveled in Leicester City’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United in Saturday’s Premier League game.

Fresh off their 2-1 triumph over Brentford last time out, the Foxes travel to Old Trafford to take on Ralf Rangnick’s men who are still hurt by their 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.

After a scoreless first half, Brendan Rodgers’ men took the lead three minutes after the hour mark after Iheanacho headed James Maddison’s cross past goalkeeper David De Gea.

The Red Devils restored parity through Fred three minutes later. The visitors thought they had snatched the winner ten minutes from full time but VAR replays ruled out Maddison’s strike following Iheanacho’s foul on Raphael Varane.

Reflecting on the result, the former Manchester City player praised his side’s performance, revealing his team struggled in the first 45 minutes.

“It was a good performance from us. It wasn’t so good in the first half, but we were ok with building from the back,” the 25-year-old said. Leicester City Television.

“In the second half we were a bit better and we moved the ball quickly and got into good positions and we scored the goal, it was a great performance.

“We dominated the game in the second half and made them run.”

Iheanacho now has four goals and three assists in his ten appearances against Manchester United.

Thanks to his first game for the giants at the King Power Stadium, Rangnick’s side have conceded a headed goal in the English top flight this season.

“Dewsbury-Hall was great making a great tackle and gave the ball to Maddison,” he said of his header.

“So I was anticipating that he was going to come in and I was in the right place at the right time and then I got my head on it.

“I’m happy to score a goal against them again. We’re right here as a Leicester City player. I’m happy and hope others will follow.

Iheanacho was replaced by Zambian international Patson Daka in the 90th minute, at the same time Nampalys Mendy came on for Hamza Choudhury.

A point puts Leicester City in ninth place, but their attention now turns to their Europa Conference League quarter-final against PSV Eindhoven on Thursday.

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