Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo is in a chance to earn a rare opportunity to start when Manchester United visit Newcastle on Saturday.
New signing Edinson Cavani will remain unavailable for selection, Anthony Martial is suspended after the red card against Crystal Palace, leaving the Niger boy with a big chance to feature.
“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,” Ighalo told Man United’s website.
“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.
“We are working hard and looking forward to it. We’ve been training hard. Those of us who did not go to the international teams have been working seriously hard.
“I know we didn’t start the season well so we’ll try to start from this weekend and try to win the game to kick the season off,” added the 31-year-old Ighalo.