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Europa: Ighalo May Start Against Club Brugge, Says Solskjaer

A file photograph of Odion Ighalo. Supply: [email protected]



Manchester United supervisor, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has hinted that former Tremendous Eagles ahead, Odion Ighalo, would possibly make the first-11 squad in Thursday’s Europa League match in opposition to Membership Brugge.

Ighalo, who teamed up with the Previous Trafford facet from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua on the January switch deadline day, was a late substitute because the Crimson Devils powered dwelling to a 2-Zero win over Chelsea of their English Premier League tie on Monday.

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) high scorer nearly made a scoring debut within the tie with Frank Lampard’s males however noticed his shot parried by Chelsea goalkeeper, Willie Cabballero.

Ighalo is a part of United’s group that travelled to Belgium to face Brugge in a spherical of 16 Europa League first leg encounter.

Addressing a pre-match press convention, Solskjaer praised the previous Watford hitman whom he described as a person who “knows his craft”.

He mentioned, “Well I’m not going to tell the team. But we’re going to have to rotate with all the games we’ve got coming up and he’s one of them that could start. We’ve not 100 per cent decided yet.”

In accordance with the 46-year-old Norwegian, Ighalo is a objective scorer who has proven his expertise throughout coaching.

“Well, for me, Odion is a different type of striker for us. He is a box striker, he’s a goal scorer. We’ve already seen in training that he really knows his craft.”

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