🇳🇬🔴 Amokachi’s views on why Ighalo is not starting at Man United
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🇳🇬🔴 Amokachi’s views on why Ighalo is not starting at Man United

Super Eagles legend Daniel Amokachi has reminded Odion Ighalo’s fans that the Nigerian was originally signed as a back-up.

The 31-year-old Ighalo is yet to make a Premier League start after the lockdown which also helped Marcus Rashford to return to full fitness.

"Manchester United brought in Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua as a back up to then injured Rashford,” Amokachi said via Brila. “Now, Rashford is back from injury and so Ighalo has to take a back seat again.

"Our brother Odion was not loaned from Shanghai Shenhua as a starter at Man United but he has scored in the matches he started so Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may even decide that he has done well and deserves to have an extended time there, you never know.

"We cannot expect him to have more playing time than the likes of Rashford and Anthony Martial because he is only a back up there,” concluded the former FC Barcelona man.

Up next for United is a meeting with Crystal Palace in London this evening, where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to make changes such as Ighalo, as he eyes the weekend’s FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea.

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