Why Ndidi Struggled At Old Trafford – Rodgers

Why Ndidi Struggled At Old Trafford – Rodgers

Wilfred Ndidi made his fifth premier league appearance of the season for Leicester City, as they suffered their first league defeat at Manchester United on Saturday.

Ndidi was on for the entire duration as he failed to help his side restore parity with few minutes left on the club, when his half volley went inches wide of David De Gea’s goal.


Marcus Rashford scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot in the first half and Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said the early goal led to his change of system, with Ndidi the only anchor man on the pitch.


“We intended to press the game with those two guys [Hamza Choudhury and Wilfred Ndidi] but when you go a goal down so early on, you have to think about it. We come away from here frustrated which is a good sign, knowing there is improvement in this group of young players.”


The gaffer admitted that his side struggled for creativity in the final third, leaving Jamie Vardy isolated for most part of the game, but insists they deserved to leave Old Trafford with a point.


“I thought we deserved something from the game. We didn’t start well but we had a great chance to take the lead. We gave away a soft penalty and that ultimately decided the game. In the second half, we played well and it looked like it was coming but we couldn’t find that last pass.

“We didn’t connect the game through our midfield well enough to serve Jamie [Vardy]. He thrives on that but we were unable to make those passes. We started to get higher up the pitch after the break but nothing really dropped to him. It was a game of few chances for both sides.”

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