Former England midfielder Paul Scholes has urged Manchester United new manager Erik ten Hag to sign Wilfred Ndidi ahead of the new season, Megasportsarena.com reports.
The Leicester City midfielder was among the key players for the Foxes who ended their 2021-22 Premier League campaign in the eighth position and he was also instrumental for their semi-final run in the Europa Conference League where they lost to eventual winners AS Roma on a 2-1 on aggregate.
Scholes is convinced Ndidi is the man Manchester United need next season.
“Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi still very much fits the bill of what Man United are looking for, and with just two years remaining on his contract at Leicester, it’s likely to cost significantly less than the eye-watering sums associated with him in summer past.
“And while he missed the last two months of the season with a knee injury, he remains one of the best defensive midfielders in the game when fit, averaging an astounding 6.5 tackles and interceptions each match and ranking in the top seven per cent of midfielders for aerial duels, too.”
The Manchester United midfield stalwart also thinks the 25 year old Nigerian will be a perfect replacement for departing players in the defensive role.