Solskjaer hails January signing Ighalo after scoring his first Man United goal
Solskjaer hails January signing Ighalo after scoring his first Man United goal
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Solskjaer hails January signing Ighalo after scoring his first Man United goal

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed Odion Ighalo after the striker netted his first goal for the club on Thursday night. 

Ighalo netted the second goal for United as the Red Devils beat 10-man Club Brugge 5-0 on Thursday night to advance to the last 16 of the Europa League. Speaking after the match, Solskjaer termed the January signing as a 'natural striker'. 

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"Odion was upfront there doing what he does. He's a target man, we can play up to him, he can hold it and he's got Bruno (Fernandes) and Juan (Mata) next to him so he's got runners there," he said. 

 "As a fellow striker myself, I know how important that first goal is. He has been close a couple of times, you can see he sniffs goals, he wants to be there where it sometimes hurts but with that goal as well, he is sharp in his head."

"As the ball is played over to Juan, he spins and is on the six-yard line when Juan puts it there. That's a natural striker."

The Europa League last-16 draw is set to take place on Friday at 3:00 PM EAT. 

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