Manchester United surprise signing Odion Ighalo opened his goals’ account against Club Brugge last night, IKENWA NNABUOGOR predicts a lot more…
It was as good as it got for Odion Ighalo to open his goals’ account for Manchester United much earlier than last night to boost his confidence after a barrage of criticisms trailed his surprise move to Old Trafford.
It was even sweeter his effort came in his first start and a lot juicier in front of the United faithful as the multiple-time champions of England annihilated hapless Belgian side Club Brugge 5-0 to advance to the next round in the UEFA Europa League.
His effort has the mark of top goal poacher’s ass he reacted fastest to drive home with his right foot in the Brugge’s vital area to put United up 2-0 in the 34th minute.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solkjaer was delighted with his acquisition as he thumped up his effort as showing class of a top marksman.
Such kind words from his manager who made the intercontinental transfer move possible will only spur Ighalo to achieve his goal scoring ambitions for ‘The Red Devils’.
The former Lyn Oslo striker had only managed few minutes of action in the last time three games he played after he arrived from China.
He came close to scoring in his debut game against Chelsea, but the brilliance of Willy Cabarello prevented him from savouring such a dream debut.
The Club Brugge opener will surely be a driver to propel his scoring ability to score more and shame his critics especially ex-United players.
Goal scoring is the act Ighalo does so handsomely and it seems he has struck the right rhythm at United to continue his good scoring form that saw him achieve feats at Watford and in China at Changchun Yatai and Shanghai Shenhua.
Ighalo: “The T-shirt is for my late sister. I lost my sister in December, and she is very dear to me, good United fan too. We hoped for this moment, but now I am in United she is not here to see what is going on.” #MUFC pic.twitter.com/ejtRBSVY45— MUFC Scoop (@MUFCScoop) February 27, 2020
Settling down at Old Trafford has been quick for the ex-Nigeria international as well as blending well with his team mates and all that will come into play in the remaining games before the close of season in May.
Before long the ex-United critics will start singing another tune for the proven striker and that will come sooner.
By the time the season closes in May, Ighalo will be hogging the headlines for the right reasons.