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Manchester United started with the right foot but eventually ended up being defeated by 4-2.

Manchester United needed to win at the King Power Stadium in order to be viewed seriously as title challengers.

They not only lost, but they also surrendered, putting in one of their worst performances of the season in their first Premier League away defeat since January 2020.

This was not, therefore, the ideal start to a key three-week period for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Who can blame Cristiano Ronaldo for sprinting down the tunnel at full-time? He didn't return to United to be a part of such dreadful performances.

Given Leicester's recent form, this appeared to be the easiest of United's six hard games.

United, on the other hand, crumbled against Brendan Rodgers' side after their next league opponents, Liverpool, put up a five-star performance at Watford earlier in the day.

Solskjaer's side might have used this match to make a statement about their title credentials, but based on their performance on Saturday, they have little chance of challenging Liverpool, Manchester City, or Chelsea for the title this season.

As Patson Daka scored Leicester's fourth in injury time, Solskjaer was stone-faced, and he had no concerns about the final scoreline. Leicester deserved to win, and the scoreline of 4-2 did not do them justice.

The Foxes would have been out of sight before the 80th minute if it hadn't been for David de Gea's spectacular heroics in goal.

United were terrible from start to finish, and they were once again forced to rely on individual brilliance to keep them in the game.

With frequent errors offering their hosts with one chance after another, they were masters of their own collapse.

Two of the home team's goals came from set-pieces, which has been an issue for Solskjaer's side, and the first came after a terrible attempt to play out from the back by Harry Maguire.

The captain of Manchester United was probably not supposed to be on the field. After being rushed back from injury with only one full training session under his belt, he looked rusty, and it showed.

Within the first minute, he had the ball out of play, which set the tone for his shoddy performance. In just over a week, Mohamed Salah must be licking his lips at the idea of facing this back line!

United had trouble dealing with Leicester's press last week, so how they plan to cope with Europe's most in-form striker this week should give Solskjaer nightmares.

The Norwegian has complained about his attackers' lack of ruthlessness several times in recent weeks, but they don't move like a well-coordinated unit.

United's equalizer came from Mason Greenwood's moment of brilliance. Jadon Sancho was quiet once more, Ronaldo couldn't get a sniff of goal, and United's equalizer came from a moment of brilliance from Jadon Sancho.

United are dependent on Greenwood, Ronaldo, Rashford, and others to pull goal of the season contenders out of the bag on a regular basis in order to pick up points, not only on De Gea's great shot-stopping ability.

A clear, cohesive, and operational plan is required, but there appears to be none at the moment, as evidenced by their current two-win streak in their last seven games.

They're locked in a rut, and with games against Liverpool, Manchester City, and Tottenham on the horizon, it's hard to see how they'll break free.

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