Odion Ighalo eyes new Man United record after equalling Jimmy Hanson 95-year-old feat

Odion Ighalo eyes new Man United record after equalling Jimmy Hanson 95-year-old feat

- Odion Ighalo could become first player to score in five starts for Manchester United against Brighton

- The Nigerian star matched Jimmy Hanson 95-year-old record after scoring against Norwich

- The 31-year-old is eyeing a new record in the colours of the Red Devils later this evening

Nigerian football star Odion Ighalo is delighted to have written his name in the history books of Manchester United after scoring in their 2-1 win over Norwich City in their FA Cup clash.

The 31-year-old took his goal tally to five since he joined the Red Devils earlier this year after firing his side ahead in the 51st minute.

Todd Cantwell canceled out his goal but Harry Maguire's extra minutes strike restored the visitors' dignity after 120 minutes as they secured a semifinal ticket.

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Meanwhile, the former Super Eagles goal poacher became the first player since 1925 to score five goals in his first four starts for the Old Trafford outfit.

Odion Ighalo eyes new Man United record after equalling Jimmy Hanson 95-year-old feat

Odion Ighalo celebrating one of his goals for Man United - credit: Getty Images
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The former Watford star matched the 95-year-old record set by Jimmy Hanson and could surpass that if he gets the nod to start their next game against Brighton and Hove Albion this evening.

While reacting to the feat, Ighalo told the club's official website: “Well, I’m grateful to God for that.

I’m very happy because it’s a great achievement for me. I think my name is being in the book in United’s history and I’m very happy about that.

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Especially as, in the game on Saturday, we won and got to the semi-final. That was the most important thing as it was a difficult game, so scoring and winning the game makes it even greater for me.

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I’m happy with this achievement, it’s a bit of history made and I hope to keep adding more to it.”

Legit.ng earlier reported that Odion Ighalo has rewarded popular Nigerian entertainer DJ Cuppy for declaring herself as a Manchester United fan henceforth - after the former Watford man scored in the FA Cup quarter-final clash against Norwich City.

The beautiful daughter of Femi Otedola, a famous Nigerian business mogul, tweeted before the game that she will officially become a Man Utd fan if the 35-year-old could find the back of the net.

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