Odion Ighalo ‘doing what it says on the tin’, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Odion Ighalo is turning in precisely what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer anticipated at Manchester United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Odion Ighalo for “doing what it says on the tin” together with his brace for Manchester United towards Derby County.

Ighalo netted a brace after Luke Shaw’s opener at Pride Park on Thursday as United claimed a Three-Zero victory within the FA Cup 5th spherical.

The former Nigeria global joined United on mortgage from Shanghai Shenhua in January and is already as much as 3 targets in six video games.

Solskjaer, whose facet will face Norwich City within the quarter-finals, mentioned the ahead was once turning in what he anticipated.

“[Ighalo] is doing what it says on the tin. He’s come in and he’s playing up front, different type of striker,” the United supervisor informed a information convention.

“He gets chances every game, today could have had another couple. Happy with him. Gives us a chance when Mason [Greenwood] and Anthony [Martial] can be kept fresh.”

Ahead of webhosting competitors Manchester City within the derby on Sunday, United have stored 3 blank sheets of their previous 4 video games.

Solskjaer praised his staff’s defence, whilst goalkeeper Sergio Romero made a overdue save from a Wayne Rooney free-kick to disclaim the Derby player-coach a objective towards his former membership.

“They’re hungry for their clean sheets, aren’t they? Fantastic save to be fair and he didn’t read the script,” he mentioned.

“I’m very pleased with the performances and to go from being the favourites, having City, how that will affect their mindset, but it was professional.”

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