Sep 21, 2014 at 1.30pm UK at ​King Power Stadium
LeicesterLeicester City
5-3
Man UtdManchester United
Ulloa (17', 83' pen.), Nugent (62' pen.), Cambiasso (64'), Vardy (79')
de Laet (33')
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Rooney (83')
Blackett (83')

Danny Murphy: 'Juan Mata omission is wrong decision'

Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Cardiff City at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on January 28, 2014
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Ex-Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy believes that Manchester United dropping Juan Mata in favour of Radamel Falcao could have a negative influence on the team.

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has criticised Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's decision to drop Juan Mata in favour of Radamel Falcao.

Falcao has been named in the United starting XI for their Premier League clash against Leicester City this afternoon, with Mata dropping to the bench.

Murphy has claimed that making in-form players unhappy can become "a negative influence on the team".

He told BBC Sport: "Manchester United won 4-0 against QPR, they played really well and Juan Mata scored. What more can he do?

"The problem for Man Utd this season will be leaving big names out. Without Champions League football, will Louis van Gaal be able to keep those players happy?

"Because it does not matter how much money you earn, if you are not playing you are unhappy. And those players could become a negative influence on the team."

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