Ighalo named in Manchester United’s Europa League squad

Ighalo named in Manchester United’s Europa League squad

New signing Odion Ighalo has been included in Manchester United’s Europa League squad for the knockout phase.


Ighalo joined the Red Devils on a side loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua after as a replacement for Marcus Rashford who has been ruled out of action for four months.


Ighalo, who was unveiled with jersey no 25, has been added to the group for the Round of 32 onwards, alongside new signings Bruno Fernandes and Nathan Bishop.


The ex-Watford man is now in contention for a place in Manchester United team when they take on Club Brugge for a place in the last 16.


“He is a different type of striker and he is a proven goalscorer,” manager Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer said of the ex-Nigeria international.


“He has a physical presence. Also, he gives us a chance to rest Mason and Anthony.


“We have so many games to come. We want to go far in the Europa League and FA Cup and we have league games to go so it was important we had another type of striker to use.” Solskjaer said.

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