- Odion Ighalo has been described by Juan Mata as a player who understands his style of play
- Ighalo and Mata were on target for Man United in their 5-0 pummeling of LASK in the Europa League
- The Spanish defender also sent a message to the Nigerian striker on social media, appreciating their friendship
Odion Ighalo and Juan Mata have been formidable since his January transfer from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, cited on Twitter.
Both Man United stars were on target in the 5-0 spanking of Austrian side LASK in their first leg Europa League last 16 match.
The Spanish midfielder said in a post-match interview that he understands football the same way as the former Watford star and Portuguese player Bruno Fernandes.
"We understand football in the same way, we like to play in the same way, passing and moving and give lines. Playing with each other and looking for our forwards in behind like we did today.
"We dance sometimes and with Odion who scored a fantastic goal. So it's great to have Bruno and Odion in the team. They have been scoring in every game they played great guys and I'm happy having them on the team."
The former Chelsea star responded to Ighalo's message on Twitter a few days back about they love each other.
"Find someone that loves you the way Ighalo loves me," Mata posted with a laughing emoji.
United take a five-goal advantage against LASK into the second leg at Old Trafford as they seek to make an easy passage into the quarter-finals.
The Red Devils' quest to book a Champions League qualification spot in the Premier League next season will be tested at the weekend when they travel to north London to play Tottenham.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Odion Ighalo has been impactful since joining Man United in January from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.
The 30-year-old is gradually becoming a cult hero at Old Trafford with three goals from his seven matches so far.
With the help of his teammates, Ighalo has been able to show he is capable of scoring many goals as he can for the Red Devils.
And the former Nigerian international recently posted a message on his Twitter to account to appreciate Juan Mata, a player who has bonded with him at the club on and off the pitch.
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