Odion Ighalo becomes second Man United player to score in 4 competitive starts

Odion Ighalo becomes second Man United player to score in 4 competitive starts

- Odion Ighalo has broken Manchester United record that was set in 1925 by Hanson

- This was after he scored against Norwich City in Man United's FA Cup win

- Jimmy Hanson was first player to score in four competitive starts 95 years ago for Man United

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo on Saturday, June 27, scored for Manchester United in their FA Cup win over Norwich City which sent the Red Devils to the semifinal of the championship.

The former Watford striker is now gradually fulfilling his dream of making a good name at Manchester United after breaking a record of 95 years following his goal against Norwich.

Although, Odion Ighalo has not gotten the chance to start in the Premier League for Manchester United this term as he came on as substitute in all the topflight games he has played.

But Solskjaer has been giving the Nigerian the chance to start in other competitions in which Odion Ighalo has been making good use of the advantage.

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His goal against Norwich City in the FA Cup now makes him the second Manchester United player ever to score for the Red Devils in his first four competitive starts.

According to Opta who are known for providing superb stats, they revealed that Jimmy Hanson was the first to achieve this feat for Manchester United in 1925.

Jimmy Hanson made the record when he scored against Aston Villa, Derby County, Blackpool and Hull City.

His achievement came just after a year he joined Manchester United, but injury later ruined his career at Old Trafford five years later and was forced to retire from football.

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Odion Ighalo becomes second Man United player to score in 4 competitive starts

Odion Ighalo becomes second Man United player to score in 4 competitive starts (photo: Getty)
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Four years ago, Zlatan Ibrahimovic also came close to land this achievement, but he was only able to score in three starts for Manchester United.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Man United on-loan striker Odion Ighalo continued his incredible goal scoring form after bagging his first since football returned in his club’s 2-1 win against Norwich City on Saturday, June 27, in an Emirates FA Cup quarterfinal fixture.

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Ighalo got on the score sheet in the 51st minute after a smart finish inside the box to give Man United the lead.

However, the former Super Eagles striker’s opener was cancelled out by Norwich’s Todd Cantwell, but Canaries defender Timm Klose was sent off for hauling down Ighalo in the 89th minute.

Man United captain Harry Maguire got the winner with two minutes left to play in the second half of extra-time to send his club to Wembley and secure a semifinal ticket.

But Ighalo again stole the show as he has now scored more goals for Man United than Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao when they were in the club.

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