Odion Ighalo was on the score sheet when he scored twice for Manchester United in an FA Cup fifth round tie in a 3-0 victory over Derby County yesterday. The bulky striker capitalized on a penetrating pass from Luke Shaw in the fortieth minute and buried another volley in the seventieth minute from a delicious pass from Juan Mata for the former European Champion. The victory ensures that Manchester will be playing in the quarter final of the oldest football tournament on earth.
Ighalo who is a mid-January transfer window loan sign-on for Manchester United has begun to establish himself as regular goal scorer. He has now scored 3 goals in five matches for the red devils in all competitions this season.
Manchester United shocked everyone when it signed Ighalo from Chinese side, Shanghai Shenhua on a loan deal until the summer. The 30-year-old scored his first goal for the red devils in a 5-0 win over Club Brugge in the Europa League some few days earlier.
Manchester United Manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted when speaking to the press that he is at the club on merit and because he is a goal scorer and his deal may be extended.
Ighalo had a rough start at Old Trafford as he was forced to train alone when he arrived Manchester following the outbreak of coronavirus in China from where he was coming and fears that he could be a carrier of the virus. He has since impressed at the Old Trafford and could see his deal extended beyond the summer.