- Odion Ighalo has received praises from Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskajer ahead of clash with Club Brugge
- The Nigerian striker made a winter transfer move from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua
- Ighalo made his debut in the Red Devils' 2-0 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Odion Ighalo has been praised by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after his impressive showing in Man United training.
The Red Devils will be taking on Club Brugge in the first leg round of 32 Europa League fixture in Belgium.
And the Norwegian boss revealed the Nigerian striker has displayed his goalscoring abilities in practice ahead of the crunch match.
Ighalo made his debut in United's 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and the 30-year-old almost got a goal in the few minutes he played.
He is expected to make Solskjaer's first XI squad that will file out against the Juplier Lig side at the Jan Breydel Stadium.
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“Well I'm not going to tell the team,” said Ole. “But we're going to have to rotate with all the games we've got coming up and he's one of them that could start. We've not 100 per cent decided yet.”
During a press conference, a Nigerian journalist asked Solskjaer what Ighalo will bring to the Reds team at the United legend praised him of the attributes he has seen so far.
“Well for me Odion is a different type of striker for us,” the boss told reporters in Belgium. “He's a box striker, he's a goalscorer. We've already seen in training that he really knows his craft.
“He knows how to play as a centre-forward and he's a fantastic professional, and human being, and he's already added to the squad. The boys have learned his song already, so they've taken to him.
“So I hope he's going to sharpen up quickly, because we know he's been out of season and he needs to do a little bit extra after training most of the time and we try to give him as much game time as possible.
“Unfortunately he didn't score against Chelsea, he had a good chance, that would have been a good start, but I'm sure he will take his chances.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Samuel Chukwueze's move to Barcelona is gradually gaining grounds as reports have suggested that the Spanish club could cash-in on the Nigerian international for injured Ousmane Dembele.
UEFA recently agreed La Blaugrana's request to sign a player for injured Luis Suarez and the French international who has been ruled out of the season.
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