NIGERIAN-BORN IRISH PLAYER, OBAFEMI DENIES MAN U OF TOP 4 POSITION

What dramatic twist for Manchester United who in a twinkle of an eye tumbled from third position back into the fifth as Nigerian-born Irish player, Michael Obafemi dealt a devastating blow on the Red Devils.

Leading 2-1 in their home game to Southampton, the match stretched seven minutes into added time before Obafemi drew level at 2-2 for Southampton.

Obafemi is of Nigerian parentage from Ikenne in Ogun State, the home town of the late sage, Obafemi Awolowo and the Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osibajo.

Michael Obafemi denies Manchester United a top four placement

Obafemi however opted to play for Ireland where he was born. Southampton shot into the lead in the 12th minute through Stuart Armstrong. But Anthony Martial leveled up while Marcus Rashford later shot Manchester United ahead.

But they couldn’t hold on. Michael Obafemi’s goal in the sixth minute of added time means it’s a point apiece at Old Trafford and the Red Devils remain outside of the top four on goal difference.