Ex-Nigeria Striker Equals 95-year-old Manchester United Record with FA Cup Goal

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Odion Ighalo, Nigerian international has matched a Red Devils record that was set in 1925

Ighalo’s goal for Manchester United against Norwich City in the FA Cup on Saturday means that the ex-Nigeria striker has equalled a club record that has stood for 95 years.

In netting against the Canaries, Ighalo became only the second player in the club’s history to have scored in each of his first four competitive starts for the Red Devils.

According to Opta, a British sports analytics company, the previous player to do this was Jimmy Hanson, who achieved the feat in 1925 when he scored in consecutive starts against Hull City, Blackpool, Derby County and Aston Villa.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has emphasised how much of a key figure Odion Ighalo has become at Manchester United since his January loan move from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua.

The Nigerian showed great awareness and composure to poke home the opener during our 2-1 Emirates FA Cup quarter-final win over Norwich City on Saturday and also played a part in the build-up to Harry Maguire’s winner.

“Very important, that was important for me, we worked hard to do it, and Odion knows how much we value him in and around the dressing room,”

Ole told reporters at his post-match press conference, when asked about getting the centre-forward’s loan move extended.

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