Leicester City of England midfielder, Wilfred Onyinyen Ndidi has admitted he felt really bad that his effort on goal in Saturday’s clash with Manchester United did not go in, because he side went on to lose the game by a single strike that came very early in the match.
Ndidi acknowledged that it could have been a different story on the evening at Old Trafford, had been able to convert the chance he got in the second half, as he starred for all 90 minutes of the encounter, but could not save The Foxes from defeat.
Ndidi’s case, however, was better than that of embattled Super Eagles’ defender, Leon Aderemi Balogun, who was declared injured on Friday and ended up missing out of action for Brighton & Hove Albion at American Express Community Stadium.
In Balogun’s absence, The Seagulls were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley, as Neal Maupay opened the scoring for the home team in the 51st minute but The Clarets equalised through Hendrick in the 90th minute.
In Saturday’s late kick-off, Nigerian-born Republic of Ireland under-21 international, Adam Idah could make his English Premier League debut against Manchester City at Carrow Road, as he was left on Norwich City’s bench, despite being named among the home team’s 18 players.
Alsao missing from action at the weekend was Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho, who was again snubbed by The Foxes’ gaffer, Brendan Rodgers, despite the manager having during the week praised the former Columbus Crew of America and Manchester City youngster for his attitude and hard work, in the face of imploding fortunes with club and country.
While Iheanacho is still searching for his first appearance with The Foxes this season, his club mate and compatriot, Ndidi went the distance for Leicester at Old Trafford, but he admitted afterwards that he was sad his effort did not go in, as Marcus Rashford’s 8th minute penalty was enough to secure all three points for Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side.
That was after the Super Eagles star came close to netting an equaliser for The Foxes in injury time, when he volleyed a left-footed strike just wide of David De Gea’s goalmouth, but his club could not maintain their unbeaten run so far this season in the English Premier League.
Rashford’s penalty in the eighth minute made all the difference, as The Red Devils held onto their slim lead to claim maximum points despite Leicester’s efforts to equalize, but Ndidi took to social media afterwards with a verdict that his side will bounce back in days to come, stating with an air of optimism in his short post: “Better days ahead.”