West Brom defender Semi Ajayi has enjoyed a rollercoaster start to the season in the Premier League.
The Nigerian started the campaign alongside Kyle Bartley and kept his spot despite the arrival of Branislav Ivanovic at the Hawthorns.
Ajayi did miss the 1-1 draw against Burnley, but came straight back into the side and has impressed since – even in the calamity against Fulham.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the international break appears to become more unnecessary and thankfully, this is the last one since March.
Take Ajayi for example, he has once again been away with Nigeria.
The defender did feature for 33 minutes in the 4-4 draw against Sierra Leone on Friday but stayed on the bench against the same opponent on Tuesday.
It will be a big boost for the Baggies to have one of their star defenders returning fully fit, especially after a whirlwind couple of weeks at the Hawthorns.
After Ivanovic tested positive for COVID-19, it appears unlikely that the Serbian will be thrown straight back into the side against Manchester United.
Ajayi will be set to return on Wednesday to West Brom, who will then have two days to prepare with a full squad for Old Trafford.
The Baggies were at their best defensively against Spurs, and Slaven Bilic will be wanting to keep that same back-line together.
Nigeria’s game against Sierra Leone will have been the last one to keep an eye on, with Ajayi the last player to return to keep that defence together.
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