By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Nigeria and Manchester United forward, Odion Jude Ighalo’s two (2) goals earned nomination for March, 2020, Manchester United Goal of the Month.
One of his goals against Derby County in the English FA Cup as well as his strike against LASK in the UEFA Europa League were nominated for the prize. Let’s recall how he scored both goals.
Odion Ighalo V Derby County
A second start in United colours brought not one, but two goals for Nigerian loanee Odion Ighalo. He’d doubled United’s advantage with a controlled left-footed finish in the first half, and doubled his tally with this belter in the second period. Having started the move with some neat control on the edge of the Derby 18-yard line, he then latched on to Juan Mata’s centre. Derby cleared his first goal-bound effort, but when it fell back to the fan favourite, he smashed an emphatic shot into the roof of the net.
Odion Ighalo V LASK
The third of Ighalo’s left-footed strikes in March was arguably his best yet. The 30-year-old had plenty to do when Bruno Fernandes’s flipped pass found him in a central area outside the LASK box, with several defenders around him. But a magical piece of ball-juggling found him a yard, and that was all he needed. A magnificent rocket of a shot left the keeper with no chance, crashing into the net off the bar in dramatic style.
Ighalo has scored four (4) goals for Manchester United scoring in all the games he has started for Manchester United since joining the club from Chinese side, Shanghai Shenhua.
The winner of the goal of the month will be revealed on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
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