Ighalo became the sending player in the history of the club to score in each of his matches for the United Manchester while playing against the Canaries. Doing so, he has created a name for himself in history of the Manchester United books as he made through in the FA Cup quarter-final win with 2-1 against Norwich. Apart from Ighalo, the record was made by Jimmy Hanson, who achieved the feat in 1925 by scoring in consecutive starts against Hull City, Blackpool, Derby County, and Aston Villa. Hanson joined Manchester United in 1924, but five years later met with an injury leading to his retirement.
Now chances are that Ighalo could even break the record in the next game against Brighton on Tuesday. He yet has to open his account in the Premier League.
In 2016 and 2017, Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic had scored in his first three starts against Leicester, Bournemouth, and Southampton and was about to equal Hanson’s record but he failed to score in the 1-0 win over Hull.
Ighalo has made six appearances in a total of 83 minutes of play in top flights. He reached traveling from Shanghai Shenhua in January as a deadline day signing and has proven to be a good choice.
“It is great to have the option to rotate,” Solskjaer told BBC Sport after the match. “Anthony Martial came on and did brilliant, but Odion gives me a chance to rotate.
“He’s a proven goalscorer and played his part in both goals,” the Norwegian coach continued. “He is a great person to have around the dressing room too.
“Odion knows how much we value him in and around the dressing room; he’s a goalscorer, a poacher, he’s strong, we can play the ball into him, he showed for the second and Paul [Pogba] found him.”
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