“Ronaldo: I’d Spend Countless HOURS WATCHING Ighalo on Youtube…He’s My Model” Nigerians Go Berserk As Former S’Eagles Striker Registers 4th Man Utd Goal

Odion Jude Ighalo smiling

Former Super Eagles Striker Odion Jude Ighalo has become a weekly bundle of joy for Nigerians after joining Manchester United in a loan deal from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua in January.

Ighalo grabbed his fourth goal in as many as three starts for the Red Devils in their round of 16 Europa League encounter against LASK at the Linzer Stadion.

The No.25 jersey wearing forward collected a pass from Bruno Fernandes right inside the opposition box crowded with white jerseys but juggled the ball so effectively – with his right leg, then left and right again before firing a volley into the top far corner of the net to open scoring in the 28th minute.

The former Watford striker has now registered four goals in 292 minutes of play, that is, an average of a goal every 70 minutes.

As usual, Nigerians went berserk with their tweets while trying to pour accolades on the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations highest goal scorer. On the night he joined United, he beat Brexit on the Twitter trends. This time around, he outwitted the ravaging pandemic, COVID-19 – the one virus that almost stopped him from fulfilling his childhood dream.

One of the fans made up a quote for Juventus star and 5-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

“Cristiano Ronaldo: ‘Growin up in Portugal and at Sporting, I’d spend countless hours on YouTube watching videos of Ighalo.

His first touch, his technique, his finishing everything and then I’ll try to practice it in training the next day to model my game like his

He’s The Goat’,” he tweeted.

Another made a stat comparing the Nigerian International to Lionel Messi and Ronaldo.

What Ighalo’s stat against LASK looked like…

United fans around the world reechoed the admiration of Nigerians for Ighalo in voting him as the Man of the Match.

A few other fans used the opportunity to take a dig at some players.

And to think that many of the Club’s greats were not really pleased with Ole Solksjaer for bringing in a 30-year-old from China, you can as well bet that Ighalo is having the last laugh.