Ighalo Snubbed For 16th EPL Game In A Row …Nigerian still hoping to score first league goal for Boyhood club

Former Nigerian international forward, Odion Ighalo has been overlooked for the 15th straight Premier League game by Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United will play Burnley Tuesday evening at Turf Moor and Ighalo’s name is not among the 20 names Solskjaer has named for the game that the Red Devils will be hoping to win to move top of the log in the Premier League.

Ighalo has played only nine minutes of Premier League football so far this term and it was in the Red Devils’ opening league game of the season, the shock 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on September 19,2020.

Since his cameo appearance in that game, the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations top scorer has made the squad list just once as an unused substitute in Manchester United’s 4-1 win at Newcastle.

The Nigerian’s search for his first Premier League start and goal for Manchester United since his loan switch from the Chinese Super League has been further extended.
Ighalo has featured 12 times for the Red Devils in the competition, coming on as a substitute in all. He has neither scored nor provided any assist since he played his first League game for his boyhood club against Chelsea in February last season.

By extension, Ighalo has not scored in his last 26 Premier League appearances dating back to his days at Watford. His last goal in the competition came in September 2016 in the Hornets’ 4-2 away win at West Ham where he scored once and provided an assist.

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