The ex-Nigeria international has got the world talking having made the Red Devils’ starting 11 against Club Brugge
Social media has been awash with reactions as Odion Ighalo has made his first Manchester United start.
Before Thursday, Ighalo hadn’t started a match since 1 December, but you certainly couldn’t tell. His impressive display was rewarded with a thoroughly deserved goal midway through the first half. The Nigerian anticipated Juan Mata’s pass across the box and poked it past Simon Mignolet, to the delight of the majority inside the Theatre of Dreams.
Reacting to his performance, “I think, as a fellow striker myself, I know important that first goal is and he’s been close a couple of times. You can see he sniffs goals, he wants to be there, where it sometimes hurts. That goal, he was sharp in his head and, as that ball is played over to Juan, he spins and was on the six-yard line when Juan puts it there. That’s a natural striker.” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
It was a dream come true for Odion Ighalo, scoring at Old Trafford.
He is now the first Nigerian to play for Manchester United and the first Nigerian to score for Manchester United.