Odion Ighalo: Okpara unhappy with Nigerian's lack of games at Man United

Odion Ighalo: Okpara unhappy with Nigerian's lack of games at Man United

- Odion Ighalo has not started any Premier League game for Manchester United

- Ex-Super Eagles star Godwin Okpara is not happy on how Ighalo is being snubbed

- Manchester United recently signed Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani from PSG

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Former Super Eagles star Godwin Okpara has expressed his anger over Odion Ighalo's lack of active playing time at Premier League side Manchester United.

Odion Ighalo joined Manchester United on loan last season from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua following the injury Marcus Rashford sustained in which the Nigerian proved himself.

But despite his superb performances in Cup games and the Europa League, Ole Solskjaer did not allow Odion Ighalo to start any Premier League game for the Red Devils.

In fact, the former Watford striker has not played 20 minutes of Premier League football for Manchester United since he got to Old Trafford.

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The situation has not changed this season in the English topflight as Ole Solskjaer has not given Odion Ighalo the chance to start any Premier League tie this term.

After losing their last Premier League game 6-1 against Tottenham at home, Manchester United decided to sign Edinson Cavani who recently left Paris-Saint-Germain.

But Godwin Okpara who played for Nigeria at the 1998 World Cup is not happy with such.

"Ighalo came into the club at a very difficult time and was able to help the team get the needed goals in matches he was invited to play.
“A foreigner, European or a Brazilian won't be treated the way he's currently being treated."

Manchester United are currently occupying 16th position on the Premier League standings with three points after three games played so far.

Odion Ighalo: Okpara not happy with the Nigerian's lack of games at Man United

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Nigerian football legend Victor Ezeji expressed disappointed over Manchester United coach Ole Solskjaer not giving Odion Ighalo enough chance to play at Old Trafford.

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Manchester United signed Odion Ighalo in January this year from Shanghai Shenhua as a replacement for Marcus Rashford who was injured then.

The arrival of the former Super Eagles striker raised eyebrow at Old Trafford, but Odion Ighalo proved himself to Manchester United coach Solskjaer and fans.

Odion Ighalo scored five goals for Manchester United in eight games in the Europa League and FA Cup to the delight of the club's fans.

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