Manchester United’s Champions League hope dented after draw with Leicester

Manchester United hope for Champions League football has been dented after the Red Devils were held to a draw by Leicester at Old Trafford.

The damage could have been even worse for Ralf Rangnick’s men as Leicester were denied a potential winner 10 minutes after referee Marriner overturned James Maddison’s effort for a foul on Raphael Varane in the build-up.

After an uninteresting opening period, Kelechi Iheanacho scored a superb 63rd-minute opener when he met Maddison’s left-wing cross with a fine diving header, which sent the ball back into the far corner.

The Foxes’ advantage only lasted for three minutes, with Brazilian midfielder Fred on hand to convert the rebound after Bruno Fernandes’ shot had been spilled into his path by Kasper Schmeichel.

It was a disappointing outcome for the hosts, who are now three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, having played two games more and with also with a trip to Arsenal, plus encounters with Liverpool and Chelsea, still to come.

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