Wilfred Ndidi Tops The list of Nigeria Players Capable of Breaking Manchester United Hoodoo
Published: April 10, 2019
Wilfred Ndidi Tops The list of Nigeria Players Capable of Breaking Manchester United HoodooIt is surprising that no single Nigeria player has ever played for Premier League giants Manchester United in the club's history.

Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi almost became the first Nigeria player to achieve such feat in 2005 but the 31-year-old midfielder ended up signing with Chelsea after a complicated transfer saga between United and the Blues.

Dream Team VII invitee Tosin Kehinde also came close to breaking the jinx. He trained with the first-team squad on many occasions, but he couldn't convince Jose Mourinho of his qualities.

Looking forward to the future, allnigeriasoccer.com believes some of the current Super Eagles players have what it takes to break the unwanted hoodoo, and has listed top three players who stand a chance to feature for the Red Devils.

Wilfred Ndidi

The former Genk man has seen his stock risen since his move to the King Power Stadium in 2017, and he is tipped to move to one of the League's top-four clubs next season.

The 22-year-old is the only Super Eagles player who can break into Solskjaer's team as early as next season. This is because of his impressive stats with Leicester City.

Samuel Kalu

Though it might take some time for Samuel Kalu to attract Manchester United's interest, his dribbling quality makes him one of the most tricky young wingers in the game.

Kalu, 21, still has a lot to do, however, he could eventually end up playing for the Old Trafford outfits if he maintains his steady growth which has seen him switch from Belgian side Gent to Ligue 1 giants Bordeaux.


When you look at the progress made by Ekong in the last three seasons, you will agree with me that the Netherlands-born centre-back could find himself at Old Trafford before the end of his career.

The Tottenham academy product presently plays for Udinese in Italian League and he is an integral part of the team.

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