MANCHESTER UNITED 4-1 LEICESTER - Jose Mourinho finally worked out a theory that involved dropping Wayne Rooney and when he put it into practice for the visit of the champions of England, it worked like a dream.
|Wayne Rooney watches the early exchanges unfold from his position on the Manchester United subs' bench|
Goals from Chris Smalling, Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba earn rampant win after Jose Mourinho drops captain Wayne Rooney
United purred without Rooney. In fact, they played so well it is difficult to see their captain forcing his way back into the side any time soon.
Rooney cheered and applauded the glut of United goals as enthusiastically as anybody as he sat on the bench but he may yet look back on this match as the beginning of the end of his time at Old Trafford.