Odion Ighalo’s scoring against Norwich equaled Manchester United history. The goal not just helped the Red Devils reach the last four of the FA Cup and set up a gathering at Wembley with Chelsea-however it matched a record that has stood for nearly 100 years.
The 31-year-old has now scored against each of Club Brugge, Derby County, LASK, and now Norwich on each of his initial four serious starts for the club, something that each of Wayne Rooney, Marcus Rashford, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and several others failed to do. In fact, in each of his initial four starts, the Nigerian joins James Hanson in scoring, and the latter got his goals way back in 1925.
After the match, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “It’s great to have the rotation alternative. Anthony Martial came on and did brilliant things, yet Odion offers me a chance to rotate.e is a demonstrated goal scorer and has played his part in the two destinations. He’s also a great individual to have around the changing area. Odion realizes the amount we value him in and around the changing area; he’s a goal scorer, a poacher, he ‘s solid, we can play the ball inside him, he appeared for the second and he’s discovered Paul [Pogba].”
Ighalo was charmed with the augmentation of his loan from Shanghai Shenhua until 30 January 2021, after which he reiterated his respect to speak to his childhood club, and his manager was pleased with his performances.
He said earlier in the season: “Since he came in, Odion has done well and he is living it up. And he’ll improve and show signs of improvement however he has the qualities we’ve found in him and we’ve required them and we’ll despite everything need those qualities for next season so how about we see what we ‘re going to do. He’s a goal scorer and a striker, he’s not very stressed over all that babble; develop play — that’s a joke.”
He added: “He knows his activity and what his job is in the team, and with his back to goal, he’s generally excellent, great connection player. Be that as it may, perhaps his personality is the best thing about him, so he has the whole parcel.”