- Odion Ighalo has confirmed readiness to lead Man United attack against Newcastle
- Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani won't be available for this encounter
- Manchester United are currently occupying 16th position on the Premier League table
Odion Ighalo has stated emphatically that he is ready to lead Manchester United attack for their next Premier League game against Newcastle United if Solskjaer should give him the chance.
The Nigerian striker has not started any Premier League match for Manchester United since he got to Old Trafford even though he has started in Cup games and also Europa League.
So far this season in the Premier League, Anthony Martial has been leading Manchester United attack with Odion Ighalo sitting on the bench.
Recently, Manchester United chiefs completed the signing of Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani who arrived at Old Trafford after spending eight years at Paris-Saint-Germain.
However, Anthony Martial is under suspension and will not play against Newcastle while Edinson Cavani has not been cleared yet to play for the Red Devils.
Such situation would leave Ole Solskjaer with no other choice than to call on Odion Ighalo for the coming encounter against Newcastle United.
The former Super Eagles striker explained below according to a report on UK Mirror:
"I’m always ready whenever the gaffer calls me, my idea is just to give my best in training, work hard and wait for my opportunity to take it.
“Hopefully, I’ll just keep my head down, keep working hard every day. Come to the training ground every day and give it my best. Whenever the gaffer needs me, I will come and give my best.”
Manchester United have not been doing well this season in the Premier League and they are currently occupying 16th position on the table.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Super Eagles star Godwin Okpara 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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