The Nigerian midfield general was in the thick of the action as the Foxes played out a thrilling draw against the Red Devils on Saturday
The Premier League’s early Boxing Day clash had Leicester City battle out an exciting 2-2 draw with Manchester United, with Wilfred Ndidi dropping another eye-catching performance.
Fresh from winning the man-of-the-match award for his excellent display against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspurs last weekend, Ndidi was yet again a massive influence in midfield for the Foxes.
The Super Eagles star was one of the hosts’ most outstanding players against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s charges, winning eight of the 13 duels he was involved in, making three interceptions, and claiming seven tackles.
And according to respected football statistics firm Squawka, Ndidi’s seven tackles against United was the most by any Leicester City player in a single Premier League game this season.
That record confirms Brendan Rodgers’ comment that Ndidi is irreplaceable for the Foxes. It’s a record that has got fans hailing the Nigerian midfielder on social media site Twitter.
He ain't getting enough buzz tbh. His name should be on everyone's mouth in the premier league— Captain Lima (@LimaStandard) December 26, 2020
Brendan Rodgers doesn’t take him for granted. Out injured and straight back in the team— Uthman Adebayo Okikiola (@uthyadebayo) December 26, 2020
The guy show Pogba pepper— Kola Olugboye (@kolaolugboye) December 26, 2020
King Ndidi— david samuel (@davexam) December 26, 2020
Beast🇳🇬— 🦅🦅 (@Omahh11) December 26, 2020
On his day,he’s absolutely brilliant 👏— Osagie (@BoszieKing) December 26, 2020
Due to injury and surgery, Ndidi has only featured seven times for Leicester City this term, and the 24-year-old would be in line to add to that when the Foxes make the trip to Crystal Palace in another two days.