Odion Ighalo says it is a dream come true to finally net his first goal for Manchester United.
The 30-year-old forward joined boyhood club United after sealing a five-month loan deal barely minutes to the close of January transfer window.
Ighalo has had three cameo appearances off the bench against Chelsea, Club Brugge and Watford since joining.
he bench in games against Club Brugge and Watford in the last seven days.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to cope without injured Anthony Martial for the second leg against Brugge in the Europa League on Thursday night and elected to start Ighalo for the match.
It was a vintage night for United as they thrashed the Belgian champions to secure their passage to the last 16 of the competition and victory was made even sweeter when Ighalo netted his first goal for the club.
Ighalo’s tap in from Juan Mata’s cross might not be the most impressive of his professional career but it is one which he will never forget on his dream full debut.
Yeah, it is a great moment,” Ighalo told BT Sport.
“I have been waiting for this, played three games, though I didn’t play much and no goals. A little bit of pressure, but now I got a goal to start my Manchester United goal career and it is a team I have supported since I was young, so it is very good, I am very happy and I am grateful to God.
“It is a big dream and realising the dream makes it even greater, so I thank God for this and I am very happy.”