Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has hailed Wilfred Ndidi’s recent form for Leicester City since he returned from injury.
The 24-year-old midfielder was sidelined for three months after suffering a groin injury at the start of the season.
Ndidi returned against Sheffield United on December 12 and was outstanding as the Foxes secured a 2-1 win in the encounter.
Since his return, Leicester City have won four of their last five games, including an emphatic 2-0 win over Tottenham.
The Foxes’ impressive performances have raised them to second spot on the Premier League table with 27 points from 14 games.
The 51-year-old believes that the midfielder’s presence and defensive displays can extend their winning form when they take on Manchester United on Boxing Day (26 December).
“They have got Ndidi back, I think he’s given them an injection of energy which they have been missing in that midfield area, to supplement Tielemans and Dennis Praet,” Sherwood told Premier League Production.
“Maddison’s come back to life because they’ve got their energy in the midfield area and if Manchester United fullbacks leave, Vardy would be sprinting in there, he would be hurting them and stretching them down the sides,” he continued.
In the past weeks Ndidi was also praised by his manager Brendon Rodgers and teammate James Maddison for his performances and incredible displays.
Ndidi has been a key player for Leicester since he joined them from Belgian side Genk in 2017. Last season, the Super Eagles midfielder made 32 league appearances for the King Power outfit helping them finish fifth on the Premier League table and secure a Europa League ticket.
Due to his injury problems, Ndidi has only made eight appearances across all competitions for the Foxes this season.
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By FARPost Reporter