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Ighalo Equals 95-year-old Man Utd Record

African striker Odion Ighalo equalled a 95-year-old Manchester United record after scoring for the Red Devils in the FA Cup on the weekend.

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The retired Nigeria forward continues his United fairy tale after joining the club he supported growing up on deadline day in January.

Ighalo's initial loan deal was extended until 31 January 2021 recently, after the 31-year-old impressed during his first eight appearances before the coronavirus break.

On Saturday, Ighalo marked his fourth start for the club with his fifth goal, helping United book their ticket for the FA Cup semi-finals after beating a resilient Norwich City 2-1 in extra-time.

The goal ensured that Ighalo has found the back of the net in all of his four starts for the club, becoming the first player to do so since James Hanson in 1925, as Opta Sports pointed out.

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United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for the Nigerian forward as a result.

"Keeping Ighalo was important to me and we worked hard to do it," Solskjaer said after the Norwich game, as quoted by Tribal Football.

"I think Odion knows how much we value him in and around the dressing room and, of course, on the pitch.

"He's a goalscorer, a poacher, strong, we can play the ball into him like we did on the winning goal, where he showed and Paul (Pogba) found him.

"He's performing well, but it also gives me the chance to rotate with Marcus (Rashford), Anthony (Martial) and Mason (Greenwood), so we're fresh for every game."

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United have been drawn against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals, while Arsenal and Manchester City will meet each other for the second spot in the final.

Do you think Ighalo will help United lift silverware this campaign? Have your say in the comments section below.

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