Odion Ighalo has become the first Nigerian to play for Manchester United following his debut against Chelsea.
With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men leading 2-0 a Stamford Bridge, Ighalo was introduced as a 90th minute substitute for Anthony Martial.
Odion Ighalo managed as many shots on target in #CHEMUN as the entire Chelsea team combined (1).
Odion Ighalo came on in the 91st minute. 🙃 pic.twitter.com/zJmcC6VIq2
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 17, 2020
The ex-international made his way back to the Premier League, having joined the Red Devils from Shanghai Shenhua on a six-month deal.
The move came to reality owing to Marcus Rashford’s back injury which will rule him out for three months.
In the process, he became the 200th player to make an appearance for United in the Premier League, and the first Nigerian to do so.
IGHALO THIS WAS OUR MOMENT WTF 😤 pic.twitter.com/dkzMIRoFj0
— NUMERO UNO🍁🍃🍂 (@olamizzy) February 17, 2020
Ighalo could have cemented his place in history as he had a chance score late on.
He was however denied by brilliant goalkeeping from Chelsea’s stopper.