Dwight Yorke impressed by Man United’s ‘authority and confidence’

Dwight Yorke hails Manchester United's 3-1 win

Dwight Yorke was impressed by Manchester United’s “authority and confidence” during their 3-1 win against Leicester City on Saturday.

Red Devils striker Robin van Persie scored his first goal in January to break the deadlock before Colombian Radamel Falcao got on the score sheet.

Leicester centre-half Wes Morgan netted an own goal before half-time to end the game as a contest, although the Foxes scored a late consolation through Marcin Wasilewski.

And United legend Yorke, who won three Premier League titles, the Champions League and FA Cup during his Old Trafford career, described his former club’s win as “emphatic”.

“It was emphatic the way they approached the game, the new system he has put out, the diamond system in midfield,” Yorke told Sky Sports.

“I just think the players have gone out with a lot of confidence and authority to dictate the game from start to finish. And that’s the Man United way when you go to Old Trafford.

“We know they lost that a little bit in recent times, but today they needed to put a really strong performance out against a very weak Leicester team. United really put it to bed and put on a real exciting show for the fans.”

United are in third place in the Premier League table, a point ahead of their top-four rivals Arsenal and Southampton.

Louis van Gaal’s side face Cambridge United at Old Trafford on Tuesday in their FA Cup fourth-round replay.

The 20-time English champions played out a goalless draw with the League Two side last month.

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