Super Eagles duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi will play no part in the UEFA Champions League next season after Leicester City missed out on a chance to qualify following their 2-0 loss to Manchester United at King Power Stadium on Sunday
The pair were handed starting roles in the Foxes final game but could do little as second-half goals from Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard secured a third-place league finish for Manchester United at the expense of the Foxes, who ended the season in fifth position.
The game was Ndidi’s 32nd of the season while for Iheanacho it was his 20th league appearance of the season for the Foxes.
Brendan Rodgers’ side needed a win to secure UCL qualification while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side needed a point from this decisive final-day meeting to confirm a place in the top four but United broke the hearts of the Foxes, who were in for a Champions League spot for so much of the season.
Both sides had their chances, with Leicester City keeper Kasper Schmeichel saving well from Marcus Rashford in the first half and Jamie Vardy seeing a header glance off the frame of the goal after the break.