Odion Ighalo proving he’s a much-needed goalscorer at Manchester United

Odion Ighalo proving he’s a much-needed goalscorer at Manchester United

Manchester United star Odion Ighalo has equalled an almost 100-year-old record for the club, such has been his form since arriving.

The experienced Nigerian was signed on loan in January, much to the surprise of many as no one truly anticipated such a move.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer however, had insisted he had done enough scouting of Ighalo and was convinced it was the right temporary transfer.

The legendary Norwegian has since been proven right, with the former Watford man proving far more useful than expected when signed.

Ighalo’s goalscoring record since moving to Old Trafford speaks for itself and must’ve been one of the reasons why Solskjaer extended his loan.

All in all, Ighalo’s scored five times and assisted once in 11 appearances but it’s clear if he starts, he’ll more than likely score.

Minutes convey a more accurate reading of how the powerful striker has got on in Manchester and it shows he’s scored once every 92 minutes played.

It’s likely if Ighalo’s minutes are handed to him from the start of matches rather than off the bench then he’d probably have an even better record.

If United are to achieve their aims of securing a top-four finish as well as winning the FA Cup and Europa League then they’ll need the full depth of their squad and the 31-year-old has shown he can be relied upon.

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