Solskjaer: Ighalo is a fantastic professional

Solskjaer: Ighalo is a fantastic professional

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Odion Ighalo could start the first leg of Manchester United’s Europa League last-32 game against Club Bruges on Thursday.

Ighalo appeared in the United color for the first time in the 2-0 win over Chelsea on Monday when he came on as a late second-half substitute for Anthony Martial.


Speaking to the media ahead of the Europa League game with Club Brugge on Thursday,  Solskjaer said he will rotate his squad and Ighalo could be handed a starting role.


“I won’t tell the team today but we will have to rotate with all the games coming up,” said the United manager.


“He’s one that could start, we’ve not 100% decided yet.”


The Norwegian added: “Odion is a different type of striker.


“We have seen him in training. He knows how to play as a center-forward – he’s a fantastic professional and human.


“We need to give him as much game time as possible.” He concluded

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