Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United faced off against rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday night and grabbed all three points in a result that moves them just three points off the Blues in fourth place. Manchester United grabbed three points thanks to two headed goals from Anthony Martial and captain Harry Maguire. The clash also saw Solskjaer hand new loan-signing Odion Ighalo his Manchester United debut in stoppage time.
Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo was subbed on in stoppage time for Anthony Martial for a brief debut against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Despite being on the pitch for hardly a minute, Ighalo had a chance to score which he fluffed, which drew a reaction from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. According to The Athletic, Man United boss turned to his dugout smiling and jokingly said ‘B******’, a response of a former striker who knows the feeling of missing an opportunity to score. However, Solskjaer would be pleased with what Ighalo did in his 4-minute spell on the pitch against Chelsea and would hope that the Nigerian striker can help the Old Trafford outfit push for a place in the Champions League next season.
Odion Ighalo signed for Manchester United on loan from Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua in January. The Nigerian striker, who played for Watford in the Premier League before moving to China, is a boyhood Manchester United fan and would hope to make his move permanent with his consistent performances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season. United moved for Odion Ighalo as a quick backup option after their move for Bournemouth's Josh King failed to materialise. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be pleased that all his new signings performed well against Chelsea and would hope that they churn out results on a consistent basis as United look to secure a Premier League Top 4 finish.