By John Essien
England legend, Paul Ince has named Wilfred Ndidi as the perfect man to solve Manchester United midfield crisis.
The Red Devils have endured a terrible run of results in the Premier League since losing 1-0 to Aston Villa, drew 1-1 against Everton, before suffering a 4-2 defeat against Leicester City at King Power Stadium.
Ince, who was a midfielder for United and Liverpool during his playing days, feels the Nigerian international can be the potential answer to Manchester United’s midfield problems.
“We still haven’t got that natural holding initial player who can get around the park, someone like Bissouma at Brighton, and Ndidi at Leicester, top players, these are players who know how to play the position,’ he told Genting Casino as quoted by Leicestershire Live.
“I watched a corner for Everton against United, I was thinking, ‘Jesus Christ, he was actually running the midfield Doucoure.
“I sat there and I’m thinking, he actually runs the show, he was up and down on his legs he was getting forward, he was getting back, that’s what United need – not these players who just sit there and hold, and pass it back and forth, you know, look great, that’s what happens.
“So, the midfield has got to be right, and I think sometimes the balance has been wrong and that’s been happening for the last two, three, four years,” he added.
Ndidi has not played a game for the Foxes since picking up a hamstring injury in a 2-2 draw against Burnley last month.
In a recent interview, Leicester City Manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed the 24-year-old combative midfielder will not return to action until after the next international break in November.
“He’ll probably join the group, I would say, in the next international break,” he said . “Over the course of this section of games, he probably won’t be available. We’re hoping that by then he’ll be back,” Rodgers said.