Solskjaer showers praises on Ighalo after first goal for Manchester United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Odion Ighalo after scoring his first goal for the Red Devils.

Ighalo had on Thursday netted his debut goal for United against Club Brugge in the 34th minute of the Europa League game which ended 5-0.

Solskjaer speaking on Nigerian International’s performance said he was impressed.

He said: “Odion was up front there doing what he does. He’s a target man, we can play up to him, he can hold it and he’s got Bruno (Fernandes) and Juan (Mata) next to him so he’s got runners there.

“As a fellow striker myself, I know how important that first goal is. He has been close a couple of times, you can see he sniffs goals, he wants to be there where it sometimes hurts but with that goal as well, he is sharp in his head.

“As the ball is played over to Juan, he spins and is on the six-yard line when Juan puts it there. That’s a natural striker.“

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