Odion Ighalo: Peter Schmeichel says Nigerian is a blessing for Man United

Odion Ighalo: Peter Schmeichel says Nigerian is a blessing for Man United

- Odion Ighalo has been saluted by ex Manchester United star Peter Schmeichel

- The 56-year-old stated that Odion Ighalo is a good signing for Manchester United

- Ighalo played his ninth game for the Red Devils against Tottenham

Peter Schmeichel has described the signing of Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo a positive one for Manchester United considering his performances so far since he joined the Red Devils.

During the days when Odion Ighalo used to play football on the street in Lagos, the Nigerian used to wear Manchester United jersey everywhere.

His dream is to play for the Old Trafford landlords and that was fulfilled when the Red Devils signed him in January this year after Marcus Rashford got injured.

Odion Ighalo has proven since then that he is a good striker scoring four goals so far in nine games and will be at Old Trafford until January next year.

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“I think Odion Ighalo has been one of the most positive surprises ever because he has been a revelation at the club and everybody has come to like him,'' Peter Schmeichel explained according to Goal.

Odion Ighalo on Friday night, June 19, played his ninth game for Manchester United when he appeared against Tottenham in a match that ended in draw.

Frenchman Anthony Martial started the tie up front with Marcus Rashford also returning to the squad before Solskjaer brought in Odion Ighalo in the 78th minute.

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Odion Ighalo: Peter Schmeichel says Nigerian is a blessing for Man United

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Manchester United are still hopeful they will finish among the top four this season for them to qualify for Champions League.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Portugal international Bruno Fernandes was the savior for Manchester United on Friday night, June 19, as his penalty saved Solskjaer and his men from defeat against Spurs in 1-1 draw.

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Tottenham started the match impressively with Harry Kane and Harry Winks making some impressive runs and they almost opened scoring in the 7th minute.

Luke Shaw sent a long pass to Anthony Martial two minutes later in what would have been Manchester United's goal, but the Frenchman was unable to beat goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Spurs finally took the lead in the 27th minute through Steven Bergwijn who benefited from a glorious pass from Serge Aurier.

The first half however ended with Manchester United failing to get an equalizer at the Tottenham Stadium.

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