Although the game never truly sparked into life, it did provide plenty of talking points for both sides, as well as extending Jose Mourinho's record to 18 opening day games without defeat as a manager, winning 11 and drawing seven.
After an incredible World Cup in Russian Federation this summer, which saw France win a second Jules Rimmet crown, as well as England reaching the semi-final, domestic football has returned.
However, there has been little other late movement from the top six clubs with Mourinho in particular frustrated at missing out on a host of targets to bolster his options in central defense.
There were a few nervous moments for United at the end when Vardy pulled a goal back. "I like challenges, I want to progress and win more trophies".
"Yeah I think it has been a long time since we won the league and it would mean more than ever to win that", he explained. We were in trouble.
What panics me a little bit with Manchester United is just they're short in one or two areas, of course they are, but now it looks like they've got three or four players and they're going round the block now with it.
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Manchester United great Paul Scholes said Jose Mourinho has made too many unnecessary changes at Old Trafford which has led to a philosophy which has so far failed.
'So I think in the Premier League we must get used to teams that they have players the same quality that we have.
"I am very pleased for Luke Shaw". He said: "I have my players, I like my players, I like to work with my players".
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"Fantastic spirit and I think periods of very good football and in the periods where Leicester were stronger we played as a team and we coped well with the situation".