Ighalo named as Substitute in Manchester United Europa League Match

Ighalo named as Substitute in Manchester United Europa League Match

Odion Ighalo will start for Manchester United from the bench in the Europa League round of 16 first-leg tie in Belgium.

Ighalo came off the bench at Stamford Bridge in stoppage time for his debut in the premier league against Chelsea.


This Thursday, the Nigerian Forward could make his European debut with Manchester United against Club Brugge.


He was named as a substitute by Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for Thursday’s fixture at the Jan Breydel Stadium.


The Reds Manager opting to go with trio of Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira up front.



Ighalo, a January transfer window buy, will offer United the addition verve in the attack and has the Manager’s backing to start scoring.


On his debut against Chelsea, the 30 year-old went close to scoring, but was kept out by the goalkeeper.


But his quality is not lost on the Solskjaer who spoke in the pre match conference about the expectation from his new signing.


“Well for me Odion is a different type of striker for us. He’s a box striker, He’s a goal scorer we’ve already seen in training,” said Solskjaer.


“He really knows his craft. He knows how to play as a center forward and he’s a fantastic professional and human being. And He has already added to the squad, the boys have learnt his song and taken to him.”

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