“We gave everything” – Brendan Rodgers reacts to Manchester United defeat

"We gave everything" - Brendan Rodgers reacts to Manchester United defeat

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers believes his side deserved more from the Manchester United clash, insisting that they were in the game until the final whistle.

Man United recorded their third Premier League win in a row after they beat Leicester 1-0 at King Power on Thursday night.

It was surely a difficult game for the Red Devils and Jadon Sancho’s first half goal was enough to differentiate both sides. Although, Manchester United had a few chances to get more goals, that can also be said of the Foxes.

Rodgers, who is yet to register a win in the league this season, believes his side deserved more from the game as he claims that a lack of cutting edge played a huge role in the Foxes’ first scoreless game this season.

Speaking to Leicester’s official website, the manager said: “The players gave everything in the game. We made another really good start, but we gave a soft goal away from us being in possession.

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“We just needed to close up the line when the ball was played long but unfortunately, we didn’t do that. The reaction of the players was great, they just kept fighting.

“In the second half, we were excellent in terms of to up to the final third, but in the final third we lacked that bit of craft and bit of imagination if I’m honest. That’s the only disappointment, but we stayed in the game right to the very end.

“JJ (James Justin) has the opportunity (at the end) and probably a bit of fatigue takes its toll on his technique, but he’d done great for us all game and it was frustrating in the end.”

Manchester United, who are currently occupying the 5th position after five league games, will host Arsenal on Sunday in the Premier League.

The Gunners are the only team yet to drop a point this season, hence occupying the 1st spot with 15 points from possible 15.

The last time Arsenal visited Manchester United, they narrowly lost 3-2 to Michael Carrick’s Red Devils. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace. Bruno Fernandes scored the other goal.