By Chris Wheeler for MailOnline
Published: 18:30 BST, 14 September 2019 | Updated: 18:30 BST, 14 September 2019
Harry Maguire's first touch of the ball had just been met with a chorus of boos by the Leicester City fans when they launched into another rendition of their new song.
‘F**k off Maguire, we don’t need you, we’ve got Soyuncu’. And so it continued right up until the moment in the seventh minute when Caglar Soyuncu made an ill-judged attempt to nick the ball off Marcus Rashford’s toes in the penalty box and sent the Manchester United striker crashing to the turf.
It was a close call, some might say harsh, but VAR backed up referee Martin Atkinson’s decision.
Harry Maguire has walked away from his reunion with Leicester City unscathed on Saturday
Rashford bucked the recent trend at United by converting from the penalty spot and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were on their way to a welcome win.
For Soyuncu, it was an unfortunate moment to make a mistake after an impressive start to the season as Maguire’s replacement at Leicester.
The Turkey international, instantly recognisable by the long, curly hair and white wristband, has slotted into central defence alongside Jonny Evans to help soften the blow of his former team-mate’s £80million move to United.
Maguire, meanwhile, could have been forgiven for allowing himself a little smile. The vitriol from his old supporters soon subsided as they decided it was probably better not to push their luck any further.
Caglar Soyuncu (right) trips up Marcus Rashford to give away a penalty early on in the game
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers had been phlegmatic about Maguire in the build-up to the player’s first game against the Foxes since