Odion Ighalo’s aim for Manchester United towards Norwich Metropolis within the FA Cup on Saturday signifies that the ex-Nigeria striker has equalled a membership file that has stood for 95 years, stories aim.com.
In netting towards the Canaries, Ighalo turned solely the second participant within the membership’s historical past to have scored in every of his first 4 aggressive begins for the Purple Devils.
In response to Opta, the earlier participant to do that was Jimmy Hanson, who achieved the feat in 1925 when he scored in consecutive begins towards Hull Metropolis, Blackpool, Derby County and Aston Villa.
The Manchester-born Hanson signed for United in 1924, however suffered a critical damage 5 years later, and was compelled to retire.
Again in 2016, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was getting ready to equalling Hanson’s file when he scored in three consecutive aggressive outings for United. Nonetheless, whereas the then-34-year-old made a powerful begin to life with the Purple Devils after signing on a free switch from Paris Saint-Germain, he drew a clean in his fourth aggressive begin—towards Hull—and missed out on Hanson’s file.
Ighalo, nevertheless, has emulated Hanson’s achievement throughout a exceptional run early in his United profession.
The previous Watford man started his scoring run with a aim in United’s 5-Zero victory over Membership Brugge in late February, earlier than scoring twice towards Derby County within the FA Cup in early March.
On his third begin for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s facet, towards LASK within the Europa League, he scored and contributed an help in a 5-Zero victory, earlier than opening the scoring towards Norwich on Saturday.