Nigerian Striker, Odion Ighalo sent Derby County off the prestigious F. A. Cup struggle with a brace as the Red Devils thrashed the club 3-0 in a round 5 encounter to get the eight quarterfinal spot Thursday night.
Shaw had scored the curtain raiser 33rd minute before newly signed Ighalo thumped in the brace which is two goals at 41st and 70th minute make their injured striker, Rashford to grin like a school boy.
Ighalo joins Quinton Fortune as the only Africans to have scored a goal for Man United in the FA cup. The fans now call him ‘Nigerian R9’.
ManU Manager, Ole Solskjaer was full of praises for the ‘’Killer instinct’’ in Ighalo urging other strikers to emulate the hard working striker.
By this victory, ManU will now slug it out with giant killers, Norwich FC in the quarters. Leicester will face Chelsea; Manchester City will trade tackles with New Castle FC while the Gunners, Arsenal will battle Sheffield United.
All quarterfinal matches are expected to be played 20th – 22nd March this year..
- Eniola Olatunji.