Odion Ighalo scores first goal for new club after United exit

Odion Ighalo is off the mark for new club Al Shabab.

Ighalo left Manchester United at the end of January when his extended loan expired.

Soon after Ighalo sealed a transfer to Saudi side Al Shabab on a two-and-a-half year deal.

It has not taken him long to make an impact.

Ighalo’s debut came a week ago when he played seven minutes as a substitute in a 4-1 win over Al-Raed.


This weekend he featured for 27 minutes as a substitute against Al-Nassr and managed to score to wrap up a 4-0 win.


The assist for Ighalo’s goal was provided by Ever Banega, who featured in the Sevilla side which knocked Manchester United out of the Europa League six months ago. Now the pair are teammates.

Ighalo says his goal is the first of many and he’s probably right. He has been sharpening up over the past year training at a higher level than he ever has done in his career.

He now has a new platform to put everything he learned into practise, and while his move to Saudi Arabia may be seen as a money-spinner for him, it is also a chance to play regularly.

After living his dream for Manchester United, Ighalo is now enjoying a new adventure.

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