Manchester United’s Europa league tie against Austrian side LASK on Thursday will not be a tea party.
The club’s rave of the moment Odion Ighalo who made the prediction said he and his teammates have resolved to double effort with every match as there will be no easy tie from now till the end of the season.
Ighalo who has already netted three goals for the Red Devils including a recent brace against Derby Country in the FA cup clash, revealed that there is currently a feeling of satisfaction in camp thanks to recent positive results, noting that such disposition has a way of gingering players to go the extra mile.
“There are no easy matches as a matter of fact there will be no easy match till the end of the season. We are looking forward to the Europa league tie on Thursday and it is not going to be cheap. The good thing is that there is a feeling of satisfaction in camp because when you are playing and getting the required result everybody is happy,” he said
Man United only at the weekend defeated Manchester City 2-0 at the Old Trafford the third time they will be beating their City rivals this season, a feat which the Nigerian international said is not a walk in the park. “To have beaten such a team three times in a season is no mean feat,” he noted.
The former Changchun Yatai of China ace who joined Shanghai Greenland Shenhua in 2019 before embarking on loan move to Man Utd this year opined that he is currently enjoying his sojourn at the Old Trafford and is determined to work harder to maintain the tempo.
Ighalo’s impressive run since arriving Man U has forced a call in some quarters for him to return to the national team, an issue he is yet to respond to.
In what could pass for a proactive reaction Super Eagles and Lille forward Victor Osimhen declared recently that there is nothing wrong with the 31 year old former Watford ace returning to the national team.
It will be recalled that Ighalo who scored the only goal in Nigeria’s third place match against Tunisia at the last Nations Cup in Egypt announced his retirement from the national team after the tournament.