The 30-year-old becomes the first Nigerian to score for the Red Devils thanks to this effort against Club Brugge in Thursday’s Europa League tie
Odion Ighalo, has scored his first goal as a Manchester United player. He scored in the Reds second leg tie against Club Brugge in their Europa League campaign on Thursday. He scored in the 34th minute through an assist from Juan Mata. A huge cheer erupted at Old Trafford when Ighalo scored. Fernandes, who is pulling the strings, picks out a sumptuous pass to Mata on the right side of the penalty area. The diminutive Spaniard squares it across goal first-time, and the Nigerian is Johnny-on-the-spot to apply the simple finish.
Ighalo’s goal puts Manchester United in a comfortable 2-0 lead ahead of their opponents. Ighalo was shortlisted for the first start for Manchester United, after three cameo appearances off the bench. The striker, signed on loan until the end of the season from Shanghai Shenhua in January, replaced Anthony Martial, who scored United’s goal in the 1-1 first-leg draw of the last-32 tie.