Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Ighalo ready to grab Man. United chance

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Odion Ighalo is waiting for another opportunity to get off the mark for Manchester United in the Premier League, and it could come at Newcastle United on Saturday night.

The Nigerian came off the bench in the season opener against Crystal Palace but was not among the substitutes for the subsequent top-flight matches with Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur.

However, he started the Carabao Cup victories, at Luton Town and Brighton, and is likely to come into manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s thinking at the weekend, with fellow forwards Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani both unavailable.

Cavani’s arrival will increase the competition for places in attack but Ighalo believes the former Paris Saint-Germain striker, as well as new full-back Alex Telles and young winger Facundo Pellistri, will boost the squad and improve everybody’s output.