Odion Ighalo: Solskjaer hints Nigerian striker could start for United against Watford

Odion Ighalo: Solskjaer hints Nigerian striker could start for United against Watford

- Odion Ighalo could start his first match for Manchester United against Watford

- The Nigerian has played two games for Man United so far coming from the bench

- United will be facing his former club Watford in their next game on Sunday

Odion Ighalo is now on the verge of starting his first match for Manchester United in the Premier League after Ole Solskjaer hinted that he could begin against Watford in next game.

Since the Nigerian football star moved to Old Trafford, Odion Ighalo has played two games for the Red Devils, but he came off the bench in those two encounters.

His first ever game for Manchester United was in the Premier League tie against Chelsea where Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire netted the two goals which gave the Red Devils the win.

Ighalo came on as a 91st minute substitute for Anthony Martial and even had a chance to score against the Blues at Stamford Bridge, but his strike was cleared by Willy Caballero.

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Solskjaer and his men then traveled to Belgium to face Club Brugge where Ighalo also came on in the second half and was unable to score.

United handler Solskjaer has now suggested that Odion Ighalo could be given the chance to start his first game for Manchester United against his former side on Sunday.

''Mason has been ill, and Odion is getting more and more minutes, it depends on Mason as well of course, and Anthony how he is,'' Solskjaer explained according to the report on Daily Star UK.

Manchester United will go into this encounter with boosted morale after beating Chelsea in their last Premier League match in London.

Chelsea coach Frank Lampard and some fans claimed that the Blues were robbed by the VAR in their encounter against Manchester United in front of their fans.

Frank Lampard also frowned to the referee's refusal not to have sent Harry Maguire off following his challenge against Belgian star Batshuayi.

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Meanwhile, Manchester United are currently occupying seventh position on the Premier League standings as they keep their quest on making the top four.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how It was a memorable night for the Nigerian duo of Victor Osimhen and Odion Ighalo as they both reunited in Belgium during Manchester United's first leg of Europa League encounter against Belgian Pro League leaders Club Brugge.

The Old Trafford outfits visited the Belgians at the Jan Breydel Stadium on Thursday night, February 20, but they failed to cruise to a victory as the tough tie ended in a thrilling 1-1 stalemate.

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