Odion Ighalo scored his first-ever goal for ​Manchester United as the Nigerian was on the scoresheet in the Red Devils’ last match against Club Brugge in the Europa League.


The goal was the final result of a superb passage of play engineered by Bruno Fernandes as the Portuguese found Juan Mata with a pinpoint lob pass, who then drilled it across in front of the goal for Ighalo to blast it into an open net.


The Nigerian was named in the starting XI of the Red Devils for the first time and repaid the faith of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a goal in his full debut. The United fans, meanwhile, absolutely loved the goal and perhaps cheered it with more intensity than usual.


Ighalo was a Deadline Day signing during the winter market. The Red Devils failed to land Erling Braut Haaland and with time slipping out, had to make a quick buy in order to cover for the injury to Marcus Rashford.



As a result, Ighalo was roped in at the last minute, much to the dismay of the fans, who were expecting a far better player.


However, as Ighalo scored his first goal for the Red Devils, some fans resorted to banter and compared the Nigerian star to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.


Here are some of the most hilarious tweets…



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