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DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE - — AP

Le­ices­ter’s de­fend­ing con­trib­uted to the score­line — three of United’s four goals came from left- wing cor­ners — but United’s at­tack­ing play without Rooney was a notch above any­thing the team has pro­duced this sea­son.

Pogba and Mata ran the mid­field in front of the an­chor­man An­der Her­rera, Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic floated around prompt­ing play, while Rash­ford was his usual busy, di­rect self and scored for the third straight game.

Rooney, mean­while, could only ap­plaud from the bench as the goals flew in. Le­ices­ter were so over­whelmed in the first half that their two chief at­tack­ing weapons, Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, were sub­sti­tuted at half­time with man­ager Clau­dio Ranieri in dam­age con­trol mode and pos­si­bly think­ing ahead to the Cham­pi­ons League next week. Stop­watch: Manch­ester United 4 ( Smalling 22, Mata 37, Rash­ford 40, Pogba 42) bt Le­ices­ter City 1 ( Gray 59) Live on Star Sports 4: West Ham vs Southamp­ton ( 8.30pm)

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