Manchester United Heaps Praises On Ighalo

NORWICH, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Odion Ighalo of Manchester United celebrates scoring their first goal during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Norwich City and Manchester United at Carrow Road on June 27, 2020 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)

Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped praises on Odion Ighalo after the Nigerian scored his fifth goal of the season for the club on Saturday.

Manchester United Heaps Praises On Ighalo

Ighalo netted the opener for United as they labor to a 2 – 1 win over Norwich City to book their place in the English FA Cup semi-final at Carrow road.

Ighalo gave United the lead inside opening five minutes of the encounter when he jabbed the ball over the Tim Krul in goal for Norwich.

The former Nigeria international has now scored five goals on his four starts for the club, a feat Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is proud of.

“Odion knows how much we value him in and around the dressing room and, of course, on the pitch,” Solskjaer said.

“He’s a goalscorer and a poacher, he’s strong and we can play the ball into him as we did on the winning goal.”

“He’s performing well and that also gives me the chance to rotate with Marcus [Rashford], Anthony [Martial], and Mason [Greenwood] so they can get a rest and be fresh for every game”. Solskjaer said.

Meanwhile, all Ighalo has come in cup competitions as the former Watford, Udinese and Granada man is yet to find the back of the net in the premier league.

The former Super Eagles player took to twitter to celebrate his goal and United’s qualification to the semi-finals by simply saying: ‘Semi-finals’

With his current form, it’s only a matter of time before he scores in the premier league and become a regular starter for the Red Devils.

Ighalo is currently on loan from Chinese side Shangai Shenhua until January 2021.

He also came top scorer of the 2019 African Cup of Nations with five goals as Nigeria came third.

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