Ighalo Is A Different Type of Striker – Manchester United Coach, Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of Odion Ighalo’s praises following the Manchester United striker brace in the 3-0 FA Cup fifth-round victory over Derby County.

Solskjaer believes Ighalo is showing he is “vital” for the side while they deal with Marcus Rashford’s absence through injury.

In Solskjaer’s words:

“He is doing what it says on the tin and what we asked for when we signed him.”

“He is coming in, playing up front, and he’s a different type of striker. He scores, he gets chances every game and today he could have had another couple. I am very happy with him. It gives us a chance with Mason [Greenwood] and Anthony [Martial] to keep them fresh as well.

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“He is experienced and he has scored goals all of his career. He is in and around the box, he reads it, he sniffs out where the chances will come. I think that striker is vital for a team.”

At 30, Ighalo is the elder statesman of the United forward line and his boss thinks the younger strikers can learn from him and the physical test he provides for defenders.

“There is more to come,” Solskjaer added. “He will improve, he will get sharper and more used to us. I have no doubt that he will only get better.


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