Tag "Odion Ighalo"

    Ighalo not worth £20m, says Neville

Ighalo not worth £20m, says Neville

Gary Neville, a former Manchester United defender, has warned Ole Gunnar Solkjaer against signing Odion Ighalo for £20 million. The 30-year-old former Super Eagles of Nigeria player has impressed in his brief time at Old Trafford, since joining the club on loan in January. His contract is expected to expire by July. United hope to extend Ighalo's contract date to allow for [...]

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    Ighalo: I’ll cherish my first Man United goal forever

Ighalo: I’ll cherish my first Man United goal forever

Odion Ighalo, former Super Eagles forward, says he will cherish his first goal on his full debut for Manchester United for the rest of his life. Ighalo scored his first goal for United in the 5-0 drubbing of Club Brugge in the Europa League round of 32 at Old Trafford. The 30-year-old striker, who joined the Red Devils on loan from Shanghai [...]

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    Ezenwa: I would love to join Ighalo at Man United

Ezenwa: I would love to join Ighalo at Man United

Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Super Eagles goalkeeper, says he would love to play alongside Odion Ighalo, his former national team mate, at Manchester United.  The shot stopper, who plies his trade with Katsina United football club, was speaking during an Instagram live with the Super Eagles media team. Ezenwa identified the Red Devils as his favourite club in the English Premier League but also admitted that he [...]

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    It’ll be difficult to fill Ighalo’s shoes, says Osimhen

It’ll be difficult to fill Ighalo’s shoes, says Osimhen

Victor Osimhen, Super Eagles forward, says it will be difficult to fill Odion Ighalo's shoes in the national team. Ighalo retired from international football after featuring for the Eagles at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, after emerging the highest goal scorer with five goals. Osimhen, who plies his trade with Lille, French football club, featured just once in [...]

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    Ighalo scores as Man United thrash LASK inside empty stadium

Ighalo scores as Man United thrash LASK inside empty stadium

Manchester United defeated LASK, Australian side, 5-0 away from home, with Odion Ighalo scoring the first goal in the Europa League round of 16 first leg encounter. Despite being played in an empty stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19 could not stop the Red Devils from taking a big advantage back to England for the second leg. The Super Eagles of [...]

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    Ighalo double helps Man United knock Derby County out of FA Cup

Ighalo double helps Man United knock Derby County out of FA Cup

Odion Ighalo, former Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, scored twice to help Manchester United to a 3-0 win over Derby County in their FA Cup fifth round tie. The 30-year-old goal poacher put up a man of the match performance to score the second and third goals of his Manchester United career, despite starting just twice in six games -- since [...]

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    Ighalo becomes first Nigerian to score for Man Utd — after goal against Club Brugge

Ighalo becomes first Nigerian to score for Man Utd — after goal against Club Brugge

Odion Ighalo, a former Super Eagles player, on Thursday night, scored his first goal for Manchester United in the 5-0 drubbing of Club Brugge in the Europa League round of 32 at Old Trafford. With the goal, the 30-year-old former Watford striker is now the first Nigerian to score in United colors. The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's inspired side had a very good [...]

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    Nigeria’s Bonaventure scores as Man United draw in Brugge

Nigeria’s Bonaventure scores as Man United draw in Brugge

Club Brugge were held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United in their Europa League round-of 32 encounter in Belgium with Anthony Martial cancelling out Emmanuel Bonaventure’s goal. The striker, who has played in all of Club Brugge's six European games this season, led the former Belgium Super League champions' attack while Ighalo continues to warm his way up the Red [...]

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    Ighalo to miss Man United’s Spain trip over coronavirus travel fears

Ighalo to miss Man United’s Spain trip over coronavirus travel fears

Odion Ighalo, former Super Eagles forward, will miss Manchester United's training camp in Spain over fears the coronavirus outbreak could lead to him being refused entry back into the UK. The 30-year-old joined United on the deadline of January transfer window from Shanghai Shenhua for the rest of 2019/20 English Premier League season. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer told MUTV that due to border restrictions since the [...]

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    Ighalo: My mother cried when I told her about the move to Man Utd

Ighalo: My mother cried when I told her about the move to Man Utd

Odion Jude Ighalo, former Super Eagles striker, says his mother cried on learning that his dream move to Manchester United has been finalised. In an interview with Manchester United Official website on Wednesday, Ighalo also revealed how he made his choice for the squad jersey number 25. The 30-year old, who joined the Red Devils in a last-minute January transfer deadline window [...]

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    Man United confirm Ighalo’s squad number

Man United confirm Ighalo’s squad number

Odion Ighalo, former Super Eagles striker, has been assigned jersey number 25 at his new club Manchester United. Ighalo's jersey allocation was confirmed on the Red Devils official website on Tuesday. https://twitter.com/ManUtd/status/1224642632342745089 Former United players to have donned the same number as the Nigerian are Jordi Cruyff, Antonio Valencia, Nick Powell, Danny Simpson and Quinton Fortune. Ighalo sealed a last-minute Deadline Day loan move to [...]

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    Ighalo could be next Cantona for Man United, says ex-Red Devils goalkeeper

Ighalo could be next Cantona for Man United, says ex-Red Devils goalkeeper

Mark Bosnich, former Manchester United goalkeeper, says Odion Ighalo, ex-Super Eagles forward, could have the same impact as Eric Cantona for the English giant. The former Red Devils shot-stopper disclosed this to Sky Sports News, adding that the former Watford striker could go on to surprise a few people. Ighalo sealed a last-minute Deadline Day loan move to United from Shanghai Shenhua, Chinese [...]

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    Solskjaer: Ighalo is a very professional, experienced player

Solskjaer: Ighalo is a very professional, experienced player

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United manager, has backed "experienced" Odion Ighalo, to bring a different option to the club. Ighalo, joined his boyhood club, the Red Devils, on the January deadline transfer day from Shanghai Shenhua on a six-month loan for the rest of the 2019/20 season. The former Watford FC striker is expected to enhance the Old Trafford squad forward line [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2016, Ighalo said he’d always dreamt of playing for Manchester United

FLASHBACK: In 2016, Ighalo said he’d always dreamt of playing for Manchester United

In 2016, Odion Ighalo, former Super Eagles forward, admitted he would find a move to Manchester United difficult to turn down if they came calling. Ighalo who was in sensational form for English Premier League side Watford FC during the 2015/2016 season disclosed this to Sun UK on January 7, 2016 -- the same month he was awarded EPL player of the [...]

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    Ighalo ‘linked with loan move to Man United’

Ighalo ‘linked with loan move to Man United’

Odion Ighalo, former Super Eagles forward, is reportedly linked with a loan move to Manchester United. In their bid to search for a replacement for injured Marcus Rashford, the Shanghai Shenhua player, has become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's target for the striking position, according to Sky Sports. The 29-year-old former English Premier League star -- who had plied his trade with Watford -- [...]

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    I left Watford for China because of money, says Ighalo

I left Watford for China because of money, says Ighalo

Odion Ighalo, former Super Eagles forward, says money was an instrumental factor when he chose China after leaving Watford. Ighalo left the English Premier League side during the January 2017 winter transfer window for Changchun Yatai for an undisclosed fee. According to Watford Observer, the former Hornets player said that he has no regret leaving England for China because it has made a [...]

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