Odion Ighalo’s strike vs Norwich nominated for Manchester United goal of month award

Odion Ighalo’s strike vs Norwich nominated for Manchester United goal of month award

- Odion Ighalo was in Manchester United’s starting line-up against Norwich

- The 31-year-old opened the scoring in the 52nd minute with a flick

- His strike in that game has been nominated for the club’s Goal of the Month of June award

Odion Ighalo is set to receive another personal award at his boyhood club Manchester United as his strike in the 2-1 win over Norwich City in the FA Cup quarter-final has been nominated for the Goal of the Month award for June.

The former Nigerian international is now in line for another award after he flicked the ball with his right from close range leaving Tim Crul hapless in goal to give his side the lead.

Ighalo has been impressive since arriving the Old Trafford club in January and was handed his 12th appearance then he scored a sublime goal to help his side reach the semi-final of the FA Cup.

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He will compete with Anthony Martial, Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, who beat him to the Player of the Month prize in March, and Mason Greenwood for a chance to scoop the award for a second time.

Recall that his superb goal against LASK in their Europa League round of 16 first leg clash was voted Manchester United's goal of the month for March.

The 30-year-old who joined the Red Devils polled 32 percent of the total vote to win his first silverware at Old Trafford.

Odion Ighalo’s strike nominated for Manchester United goal of the Month award

Odion Ighalo flicks the ball into the net against Norwich. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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It was a beauty to watch after showing some incredible footwork before launching a powerful shot into the roof of the net.

He beats the likes of Scott McTominay (26%), Bruno Fernandes (16%) and a few others to clinch the prestigious prize.

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The 31-year-old has now scored five goals since joining the Red Devils and has now been shortlisted for the best goal award in the month of June.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United fan identified as Craig Willis has been fired at his place of work after being spotted breaching the coronavirus social distancing as he took selfie with Riyad Mahrez.

However, out of happiness seeing a Premier League star one on one for the first time in his life, Craig Willis begged Riyad Mahrez for a selfie in which the Manchester City star agreed.

Willis took this photo on his first day at the luxury apartment site where he was spotted in joyous momentum with the Algeria international, but he was fired.

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