“FG Declares Public Holiday,” Nigerians In Frenzy As Ighalo Records Debut Goal For Manchester United

Odion Ighalo scored his first goal for Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s boys fired five past Club Brugge on Thursday to join the last 16 teams in the Europa League.

He scored in the 34th minute through an assist from Juan Mata after Bruno Fernandes picked out a sumptuous pass to the later on the right side of the penalty area.

Fans erupted at Old Trafford as the Nigerian International celebrated his goal by flicking up his shirt to remember his late sister.

Social media had erupted when the squad list for the game was released and were tipping Ighalo to score even before the game.

Barcelona forward and Super Falcons captain had predicted Ighalo would open scoring in his first start for United.

Ighalo did score but it was after Fernandes stepped to the spot to slot in his first Europa League goal for United.

Mc Tominay then made it three before Fred grabbed a brace in the final eight minutes of the game.

Ighalo was shortlisted for the first start for Manchester United, after three cameo appearances off the bench and becomes the first Nigerian to score for the Red Devils.

Nigerians in their usual frenzy way have taken over Twitter to celebrate the 30-year-old’s record.