Odion Ighalo has once again proven that he is ready to soar this season in the Premier League after scoring brace in Manchester United intra-squad friendly encounter at Old Trafford.
Ole Solskjaer and his wards have been preparing for the resumption of the season with their next game against Tottenham being handled by former Red Devils’ manager Jose Mourinho. On Saturday, June 7, Manchester United manager Ole Solskjaer decided to divide the team into two where they faced in what was a thrilling friendly game.
Due to the current issue affecting the world, the friendly match was played behind closed doors in which the likes of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Ighalo and Matic were all in one team.
Bruno Fernandes and Daniel James scored once each, while Luke Shaw netted brace in the friendly encounter. On the other hand, Odion Ighalo and Marcus Rahford both scored two goals each for the match to end 4-4.
“There have been a lot of different things circulating on social media and I’m happy to set the record straight: it did end 4-4 and I did score twice. ”Also on my team, Bruno Fernandes got one and Jamo Daniel James got one, while on the other team, Marcus Rashford got two and so did Odion Ighalo,” Shaw told MUTV.
Manchester United are fighting to finish among the top four this season so as to play in the Champions League next term.
The names Billy…
Billy no mates ?? pic.twitter.com/rgonTQaNIr
— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) June 9, 2020
Earlier, Paul Scholes stated emphatically that Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has silenced his doubters after his impressive games at Old Trafford.
Paul Scholes was among the critics who attacked the transfer of Odion Ighalo to Manchester United with the thought that the Nigerian would flop.
But Odion Ighalo proved Scholes and others wrong that he is a good scorer netting four goals for Manchester United after eight games before the League was suspended. Premier League season will resume later this month in which Manchester United players and other clubs are preparing for their games.
Although, Odion Ighalo is yet to score a Premier League goal for Manchester United even as he is optimistic of netting.