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Ighalo Makes Manchester United History by Equalling James Hanson
Ighalo Makes Manchester United History by Equalling James Hanson
Ighalo Makes Manchester United History by Equalling James Hanson
Football Ighalo Makes Manchester United History by Equalling James Hanson

Ighalo Makes Manchester United History by Equalling James Hanson

Odion Ighalo’s scoring against Norwich has made him an equal to a legend in Manchester United history.

By scoring in each of his first four starts, the Nigerian joins James Hanson, and the latter got his goals way back in 1925.

The 31-year-old has now scored against each of Club Brugge, Derby County, LASK. And now he’s even scored against Norwich.

After the match Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “It’s great to have the rotation option.

“Anthony Martial came on and did brilliant things, but Odion gives me an opportunity to rotate.

“He is a proven goal scorer and has played his part in both objectives. He’s also a great individual to have around the dressing room.

“Odion knows how much we value him in and around the dressing room; he’s a goal scorer, a poacher, he’s strong, we can play the ball inside him, he showed up for the second and he’s found Paul [Pogba].”

By scoring each of his first four competitive starts for the club, he’s equalled a record that Wayne Rooney, Marcus Rashford, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and hundreds of others failed to.

Thus, the goal against Norwich not only helped the Red Devils reach the last four of the FA Cup and set up a meeting at Wembley with Chelsea, but also matched a record that has stood for nearly 100 years.

Ighalo was delighted with the extension of his loan from Shanghai Shenhua until 30 January 2021. After the loan extension, he reiterated his honor to represent his boyhood club, and his manager was pleased with his performances.

United manager Solskjaer said earlier in the season: “Since he came in, Odion has done really well and he is enjoying himself.

“And he’ll improve and get better but he’s got the qualities we’ve seen in him and we’ve needed them and we’ll still need those qualities for next season so let’s see what we ‘re going to do.

“He’s a goal scorer and a striker, he’s not too worried about all that nonsense; build-up play — that’s a joke of course.

“He knows his job and what his role is in the team, and with his back to goal, he’s very good, great link player.

“But perhaps his personality is the best thing about him, so he really does have the whole lot.”

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