Solskjaer confirms Odion Ighalo's availability ahead of FA Cup tie against Watford
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Solskjaer confirms Odion Ighalo's availability ahead of FA Cup tie against Watford

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Odion Ighalo will feature for his side when they square off against Watford in Saturday’s FA Cup tie.

“Odion, it’s special for him against Watford. He will be involved; he’s in the squad,” Solskjaer said in a pre-match press conference.

“He’s been training really well. I was just saying before, I don’t know how many goals he scored, but he was the top scorer by a mile in the round-robin we just had in training.

“So he’s not lost any of his sharpness or his quality. It’s been difficult for him to be out of the squad as many times of course because he did really well up to the summer.

“This season he’s not had as many opportunities, but he’s never let himself down as a professional and a human being.

“In training, he always works hard and he’s been a positive influence in the dressing room. He’s in the squad and hopefully, I don’t need to put him on that we need goals, but hopefully, he can join in.”

The 31-year-old has found game time difficult to come by in the current campaign following the arrival of Edinson Cavani at the club in the summer.

The former Nigeria international has made only four appearances for the Red Devils across all competitions this season.

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