It's been a pretty drab season at Under 23 level, but I don't recall seeing a game quite as dull as this one. Neither keeper was meaningfully tested throughout a game that saw both sides come away with a point that, given other results, probably suited both teams in their efforts to fight relegation.
United probably just about edged a fairly uneventful first half. Both sides lacked a creative spark and, just as Indy Boonen began to look most likely to provide one for the Reds, his Under 23 debut came to a premature close when he was forced off with an injury before the half-hour mark.
Once Boonen had left the fray, an already uneventful encounter meandered to a predictable snore-draw. Occasionally there were attempts from both sides to rouse the slumbering King Power Stadium crowd: Dewsbury-Hall saw a shot deflected wide for Leicester while Makela hit an effort just wide in the closing stages for United. Otherwise, stalemate prevailed.
The draw lifts United four points clear of the relegation zone. Even if the Reds fail to win either of their remaining games, Derby and Reading will now need to win both of theirs to send them down. Hopefully that can all be resolved when United play Spurs at Old Trafford a week on Monday, and this dismal Premier League 2 campaign can finally be brought to a close.