By Sulaiman Alao
Super Eagles defender, OlaOluwa Aina is set to play his debut game against English Premier League giants, Manchester United today.
Aina will be filling out with relegation-threatened Fulham against the title-chasing Red Devils at the Craven Cottage.
The 24-year old was on the losing side with Fulham against his former team, Chelsea who ran away 1-0 winners from Craven Cottage at the weekend.
Aina only made it to the bench as an unused subsitute for Chelsea who thrashed Man Utd 4-0 in a Premier League game on October 23, 2016 at the Stamford Bridge where Nigerian compatriot, Victor Moses played all 90 minutes.
However, Aina did played against a Manchester United U-23 team in the Premier League 2 (Division One) while starring for Chelsea U-23 team in the 2016/17 season.
Today’s clash will therefore be the Nigerian international’s first full Premier League outing against Man Utd who drew 1-1 with rivals and defending champions Liverpool at the weekend.
Aina has started all his 14 Premier League games for Fulham this season with one goal to his credit which earned him the Budweiser Goal of the Month award last November.