- Odion Ighalo has revealed that Solskjaer wants more goals from him
- Solskjaer told Ighalo after netting a brace against Derby County that he could have scored a hat-trick
- The Nigerian recently signed a new loan deal at Manchester United until January 2021
Odion Ighalo has explained that Manchester United manager Ole Solskjaer wants him to score more goals for the club considering how he talked to him after his FA Cup brace.
In March this year, Manchester United beat Derby County 3-0 in the FA Cup fifth round in which Odion Ighalo netted twice for the Old Trafford landlords.
His performance in that game made all Manchester United fans happy most especially Nigerians who are all happy seeing Ighalo wearing the Red Devils' jersey.
Ighalo showed superb effort against Derby County in the FA Cup, but his manager felt he should have scored three goals in the duel.
"I remember the Derby County game, I scored two goals but he called me and said you’re a striker you should score three goals.
"There was a ball pass I needed to shoot but Juan Mata called me and I brought it back,'' Ighalo explained according to the report on Mirror UK.
Odion Ighalo's performance since when he joined Manchester United in January made the club to extend his deal till January 2021.
And the Nigerian will now be thinking of how he can continue with his brilliant game for Manchester United after netting four goals in eight games.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Odion Ighalo explained that he rejected big money return to Shanghai Shenhua because Manchester United is his childhood dream club.
The ex Super Eagles man recently signed another six-month deal at Manchester United in which many advised that he should make a return to China considering the offer Shanghai brought.
If Odion Ighalo had gone back to China, then the Nigerian would have been the highest paid footballer ever from Africa.
While speaking with Ifeanyi Udeze on Brila FM, Odion Ighalo made it clear that his dream since he was growing up is to play for Manchester United.
He added that the chance to play for Red Devils is not what he can snub because of the money he will get by going back to China.
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