Leicester City play host to Manchester United in the Premier League encounter as Wilfred Ndidi and new signing Carlos Henrique Casemiro battle for the midfielder at King Power Stadium on Thursday night.

The Brazilian international made his Red Devil debut at the weekend, coming off the bench in a 1-0 victory over Southampton at St Mary’s after switching Santiago Benerbua for Oild Trafford for an initial fee of £60million plus a further £10m in potential add-ons to Real Madrid.

Casemiro is regarded as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world band became Manchester United’s fourth signing earlier in the month, with the 30-year-old joining from La Liga Champions after Manchester United failed to recruit Adrien Rabiot and Frenkie de Jong.

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The Brazilian midfielder has so many trophies in his cabinet after playing for one of the best club Real Madrid during his 10 years spell in the Spanish capital.

Ndidi who has been highly rated in the Premier League since moving to Leicester City for a £17 million transfer deal from KRC Genk but the Super Eagles star is poised to make his 170th Premier League appearance for Brenda Rodgers’ side when they welcome Manchester United at the King Power Stadium on Thursday.

The 25-year-old Nigeria international will hope to be recalled back to the starting line–up ahead of Boubakary Soumare as the Foxes bid to claim their first win of the league campaign and also extend their unbeaten run of five games (three wins, two draws) against Manchester United.

Ndidi has a 62 percent tackling rate after he won 642 tackles, 356 interceptions, 3987 clearances, ball recoveries 1,428, duels won 1,383, and errors leading to goal just one.

Super Eagles strongman and Brazilian international will battle it out in the middle of the pack when Leicester City tackles Manchester United

Foxes are one of three sides who are yet to register a win this season

Ndidi, who has made three league appearances this season, has made nine tackles, two clearances, and one block for the Foxes, who are one of three sides who are yet to register a win this season and sit bottom of the Premier League log.

Casimero will make his first Premier League start for Manchester United as Erik Ten Hag’s side targets their third straight Premier League win for the first time since December.


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