Odion Ighalo scored his best goal yet for Manchester United in the 5-0 win over LASK.
His goal was an important one too, the opener in a demolition job out in Austria, setting United on the way and ensuring we went in at half-time 1-0 up.
The Nigerian’s strike went crashing into the net in off the underside of the bar after nifty footwork and ball juggling on the outside of the box. It was a goal to watch again and again.
He was unfortunate not to score another goal in the second half when he slid the ball past the goalkeeper, only to see it rebound back off the post.
All round performance
This was a classy all round performance from Ighalo, who linked United’s attack and midfield effectively.
His goal showcased his excellent footwork and close control, which was also seen in the build up to United’s second goal against City at the weekend.
Against LASK Ighalo created an impressive four goalscoring chances. This was a a figure only bettered by Bruno Fernandes, who managed six.
Ighalo even managed five successful dribbles too, a tally only matches by Brandon Williams.
With four shots in total, Ighalo was a real dangerman and one LASK could not contain.
Ighalo’s performance was so good it has given manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a real dilemma against Tottenham on Sunday, providing the match goes ahead – which is very questionable at this stage.
Anthony Martial is United’s first choice, but he is not 100 per cent after missing this match through injury.
Ighalo’s all round performance was sensational and he has put himself in the conversation for a first Premier League start against a flailing Tottenham side.
United have two good options, and Mason Greenwood looks pretty lethal too.
Solskjaer does not have an easy decision to make who starts up front. Perhaps he picks more than one.
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