“Odion Ighalo Is The Highest Goalscorer In England…,” Social Media Stands Still For Nigerian International

Odion Ighalo became the second African after South Africa’s Quinton Fortune to register a goal for Manchester United in the FA Cup as the Red Devils inflicted a 3-0 defeat on Wayne Rooney’s team on Thursday.

After Luke Shaw grabbed the opener, Ighalo grabbed his first of the night in the first half before capping it with a sublime second after the interval.

And just like every other night when the Nigerian International dons the red jersey, social media went agog with the same vigour with which his name was chanted on the pitch.

It wasn’t only about the 30-year-old making his second start for United, it was about his movement with the ball, link-up play and a brace that got Nigerians celebrating to the high heavens.

WizKid wasn’t left out of the celebration galore as he dropped a tweet in about the same time using likes from the the song of Obesere.

Stats don’t lie.


Manchester United will face Norwich City in the quarterfinals as Ighalo sets sights on winning a historic silverware with his boyhood club.