Vardy opened the scoring simply earlier than the half-hour mark largely in opposition to the run of play, the place the Foxes caught United out with a well-worked counter-attack.
Leicester winger performed a luxurious ball excessive of Mourinho’s defence for Riyad Mahrez to run on to. The Algerian managed to cleverly maintain up the ball earlier than enjoying within the on-rushing Vardy, who completed clinically previous David De Gea.
Although the aim itself really couldn’t be faulted, United followers have been left extra pissed off at Jones’ nonchalant try at monitoring Vardy’s run.
One fan wrote: “Pathetic @PhilJones4 jogging again whereas ur man @vardy7 runs unopposed to attain opening aim. Joke you continue to play @ManUtd”
One other wrote: “Within the spirit of Christmas giving, Phil Jones ought to donate his useless physique to medical science. Tomorrow, ideally.”
How is Phil Jones nonetheless enjoying premier league fitbaw, man is rank rotten
— Chicd1888 (@chicd1888) December 23, 2017
United did, nonetheless, handle to get again into the sport after going a aim down, due to a stunning brace from Juan Mata.
The Spaniard put United stage on the stroke of half-time due to some superb build-up play from Jesse Lingard, earlier than placing his aspect 2-1 up with an excellent second-half free-kick.
That was United’s second disappointing lead to succession, following their shock exit within the Carabao Cup quarter-finals following a 2-1 loss to shock bundle Bristol Metropolis. The Purple Devils might be seeking to get again to profitable methods once they host Burnley on Boxing Day.
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