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Odion Ighalo ready to partner Anthony Martial in Manchester United’s attack

... if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer chooses to unleash him against old side Watford

Manchester United new boy, Odion Ighalo, is pushing for his first Red Devils start and he may be used to partner Anthony Martial as the club host his former side, Watford at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Ighalo and Chelsea fan
Odion with United manager Solskjaer

Ighalo is hoping he can form a strike partnership with Anthony Martial if he is given the chance to start against former side Watford this weekend.

Deadline-day signing Ighalo has made substitute appearances against Chelsea and Club Brugge but is yet to start for Manchester United.

Ighalo is pushing for a place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting line-up and he is ready to help the team wherever his manager sees fit.

The Nigerian, speaking after his side’s 1-1 draw with Club Brugge in the Europa League, said of playing alongside Martial: ‘That is the decision of the coach.

‘My job is just to work hard every day in training and, when called upon to help the team, I do so.

‘I have played in Premier League before, I know what is required.

‘I know you have to be very strong and physical, get to hold some balls up for your team to push forwards, so I am working towards that. I am getting better and better. We have good players there.

‘Unfortunately, [Marcus] Rashford is injured, he is a good striker, sometimes he played from the side, so we will have to cope with that. I am happy whenever I am called upon to do anything, I am ready to go.’

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Ighalo is already open to the idea of signing for United on a permanent basis.

He added: ‘Of course [I would be willing to extend my stay], should I get the opportunity.’

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