Solksjaer to unleash Ighalo on Brugge

Former Nigeria international Odion Ighalo is in contention to make his European debut when Manchester United take on Club Brugge in a round of 32 Europa League match on Thursday evening.

The Shanghai Greenland Shenhua loanee has been named in United’s provisional squad list by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and will travel with the rest of his teammates to Bruges later today.

Ighalo made his Manchester United debut against Chelsea on Monday, coming on as a replacement for Anthony Martial in the first minute of second half stoppage time and did show glimpses of his potential despite spending few minutes on the Stamford Bridge turf.

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot winner was among twenty-four players involved in the final training session on English soil ahead of their flight to Belgium.

Ighalo didn’t appear in European competitions for his previous clubs Lyn Olso, Udinese, Cesena, Granada and Watford.

The 30-year-old could make his home debut in an emotional game against his former employer Watford this coming Sunday.

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