Nigeria: Ighalo Scores First Goal for Manchester United

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27 February 2020

Nigeria's Odion Ighalo has opened his goal scoring account for Manchester United.

The deadline day transfer signing was handed his first start by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Thursday in the second leg Europa League tie against FC Brugge and he did not disappoint.

Having only been given cameo roles before tonight in which he showed flashes of brilliance, Ighalo grabbed his chance with two hands in his first.

The former Super Eagles striker is the first Nigerian to play for the Red Devils and he has followed that up as the first to score for the famous English club.

Ighalo's magic moment came in the 34th minute when he latched home an expertly cut back pass from Juan Mata.

Incidentally another Nigerian Emmanuel Dennis scored in the reverse fixture in Belgium last week.

United are leading 3-0 as at the time of filing this report as another new signing Bruno Fernandes and then Scott McTominway have also provided a goal each for the home team.

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