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Nigerian star Ighalo gets poor ratings in Man United's Europa League triumph (see details)





- Odion Ighalo was unimpressive in Man United's win over LASK at Old Trafford

- The 30-year-old was rated below average after failing to find the back of the net all through the game

- Ighalo also missed out of becoming the first player to score in his first five starts for the Red Devils

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Nigerian football star Odion Ighalo failed to score in Manchester United's 2-1 win over Austrian side LASK in the second leg of their Europa League clash.

The Red Devils progressed to the quarterfinal stage with 7-1 aggregate having recorded 5-0 in the first leg earlier this year.

His failure to find the back of the net also meant he failed to set a new record having equaled Jimmy Hanson's 95-year-old record after as the second star to score in his first four competitive starts for the Red Devils.

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The 30-year-old would have become the first player in the history of the club to score in his first five starts for the Red Devils had he scored in their hard-earned 2-1 win on Wednesday, August 5.

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However, his performance was rated below average with the score 4/10 according to SunSport after the encounter.

Odion Ighalo rated below average in Man United's Europa League win over LASK

Odion Ighalo trying to find the back of the net in Man United's Europa League triumph over LASK at Old Trafford - Getty Images
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Ighalo had a chance to get himself on the scores sheet towards the end of the half-hour mark but his efforts failed to hit its target.

The former Watford star was also presented with another opportunity in the early minutes of the second half but he shot was easily saved by the goalkeeper.

Having spent more time on the bench since the return of football in June, the Nigerian star failed to justify starting United's game against the Austrian side earlier this week.

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Ighalo joined the Red Devils in January 2020 on a short term loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua, but his stay has been extended by another six months until January 2021.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Odion Ighalo is currently the highest-earning Nigerian footballer as the Manchester United striker is paid a massive £125K-a-week fee after he successfully extended his contract at the Old Trafford.

Manchester United have confirmed that Nigeria international Odion Ighalo will remain at the club until January 2021.

The 30-year-old joined the Red Devils earlier this year from Shanghai Shenhua for an initial six months loan deal and further extended the deal until 2021.

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