Odion Ighalo has made a thrilling start to life at Manchester United.
Eyebrows were raised when the Red Devils decided to splash the cash on Ighalo during the January transfer window, especially as the ex-Watford striker had effectively gone off the radar in China.
Nevertheless, the club needed a goal-scorer in the wake of Marcus Rashford’s injury and yet another goal for the Nigerian suggets that United have gotten their transfer business spot on.
Ighalo got his scoring account underway against Club Brugge at Old Trafford, adding two more to his record at Derby County in the FA Cup and continued his streak on Thursday night.
And perhaps the only shame is that no supporters were in LASK’s stadium, due to the coronavirus outbreak, to see what an incredible strike it was live.
Ighalo’s fantastic strike vs LASK
Ighalo controlled Bruno Fernandnes’ pass to him on the edge of the penalty area by juggling it like something out of FIFA Street, before unleashing a superb strike towards goal.
The 30-year-old caught it absolutely perfect on his left and watched as the ball went crashing into the net via the crossbar, which always make a brilliant goal look even better.
You can check out Ighalo’s cracking strike down below:
United fans have been clamouring about the fact Ighalo is the ‘Nigerian R9’ and while that’s slightly hyperbolic, there’s no denying that he’s made a positive impact.
Ighalo is by no means the deadliest striker in the world, but with world-class players all around him, he certainly knows where the back of the net is and LASK are more aware of that than most.