Harry Maguire suffered a difficult return to Leicester City on his return to Manchester United as his side slipped to a 4-2 loss on Saturday afternoon.
The England international was a surprise inclusion of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after only resuming training after a calf injury on Friday and immediately taking the captain’s armband.
However, the former Foxes defender looked fragile at the back and was knocked out by Kelechi Iheanacho in preparation for a magnificent equalizer from Youri Tielemans.
United had taken the lead in the first half of the game thanks to an absolute town crier from Mason Greenwood, whose raucous 25-yard effort passed Kasper Schmeichel on the post.
Still, after Tielemans found the equalizer, the home side maintained their advantage and got the goal they deserved when the ball found its way to Caglar Soynucu from a scramble into the goal and he got the simple task of typing at home.
The Solskjaer’s superstar’s attack loads were rather subdued as Leicester delivered the type of performance synonymous with boss Brendan Rodgers.
The hosts were dynamic on the ball and looked like terriers and fully deserved the win, with Tielemans in midfield.
Still, they were defeated when a single long ball from Victor Lindelof mowed the wide open defense and Marcus Rashford whipped the ball past Schmeichel.
United had not tasted defeat on the road in 29 games – a streak stretching back to January 2020 – but they quickly saw a blatant defeat in the face after a magnificent goal from Jamie Vardy.
Ayoze Perez was exceptional on the bench and his run and cross found Vardy unmarked in the box and the veteran sliced a wonderful half volley into the top corner with delicious poise.
The streak was officially over when Maguire lost substitute Patson Daka on a free kick and the striker was given the simple task of scoring his first Leicester City and dooming United to defeat.
The Red Devils have Atalanta on Wednesday in the Champions League, ahead of the unenviable task of playing Liverpool at Old Trafford next Sunday.