Mahrez celebrates his goal with Fuchs.

Chelsea and Man United fans react to Riyad Mahrez's display against Huddersfield

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Ten Premier League teams were in action on New Year's Day as the physically gruelling festive fixture schedule continues in England.

Leicester City hosted Huddersfield Town, and while the first half was an evenly fought contest, one man brought the game to life in the second period and his name is Riyad Mahrez.

The Algerian has looked back to his best in recent weeks and is producing the type of performances which earned him the 2015-16 PFA Player of the Year award.


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Mahrez's good form continued on Monday with an assist, an outstanding goal and an excellent all-round performance in Leicester's 3-0 victory.

He was the star of the show against Huddersfield, and his display caught the eye of several supporters of both Manchester United and champions Chelsea.

Mahrez at his majestic best vs. Huddersfield

Mahrez got the all-important opener in the 53rd-minute and, as you can see in the video below, the strike was very, very special.

The 26-year-old closely watched Marc Albrighton's hike back into the penalty area and perfectly executed a wonderful side-foot volley from a tight angle.

Seven minutes later, Mahrez provided an assist for compatriot Islam Slimani, who kept his cool while racing through on goal to double Leicester's advantage.

The skilful winger was replaced by Demarai Gray in the 77th-minute, but his super display didn't go unnoticed by either Chelsea or Man United fans.

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Man Utd and Chelsea fans react to Mahrez display

Mahrez now has seven goals and as many assists in the league this season, it looks like both sets of supporters would love their club to sign Mahrez this month.

Check out what Man United fans were saying below:

And here is the best of Chelsea supporters' reaction:

Mahrez came close to joining Roma in the summer, and with the January transfer window now open, the Leicester star may be tempted to make a move.

The fact that Jose Mourinho tried to sign Ivan Perisic proves he wants another winger at Man Utd, while Mahrez would form a devastating attack alongside Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard.


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