Odion Ighalo: Paul Ince suggests Man United striker's goal was a fluke

Odion Ighalo: Paul Ince suggests Man United striker's goal was a fluke

- Odion Ighalo has had many critics since his January move from Shanghai Shenhua

- The Nigerian striker scored his fourth goal in his eighth appearance for United against LASK

- But United legend Paul Ince has claimed Ighalo scored the goal because there were no fans at the stadium

Odion Ighalo's wonder goal against LASK in the Europa has been questioned by Manchester United legend Paul Ince, cited on Daily Star.

The former defensive midfielder believed the empty stadium was a factor behind Ighalo's audacious attempt.

Ighalo made four decisive touches as he arrowed the ball into the roof of the net courtesy of an assist from Bruno Fernandes to put the Red Devils into the lead.

The Nigerian striker's goal was appreciated on social media and even his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer applauded his individual effort.

But Ince hinted that if the stadium was full, 30-year-old may not have tried his luck with the audacious effort.

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"It reminds me of one of those goals you try in training," said Ince on BT Sport. "If it's a full house I don't know.

"Maybe I'm doing a disservice to him, but I don't know..."

But another United legend Owen Hargreaves countered Ince and was full of praise for the former Nigerian international.

"Come on, Incey, that's a beautiful goal! That's one of the best goals he's ever scored," said Hargreaves.

Ighalo made it four goals in eight appearances for Man United since his January from Shanghai Shenhua.

Though the former Watford striker is yet to open his account in the Premier League but he has shown that there will be more goals to come for him playing for his boyhood club.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Odion Ighalo signed a six-month deal when he joined Man United in the January transfer window without a possible extension, cited on Evening Standard.

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But things could take a new twist as United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that the club needs the qualities of the Nigerian striker next season.

The former Watford striker was in superb form when the Red Devils eased past Austrian side LASK by 5-0 in the Europa League last 16 first leg tie.

Legit.ng also reported that 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.

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