Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has assured that Odion Ighalo still remains part of his plans, despite Edinson Cavani’s arrival.
Ighalo made a superb start for United, scoring five in his first four starts before the lockdown, yet the Nigerian has seldom impressed since European football restarted in June.
Cavani has not travelled to France for the Champions League group stage opener against former club Paris Saint-Germain and Ighalo – back on the bench for United at Newcastle – is expected to be named as a substitute tonight.
Solskjaer said, “I think as a team and a club we always want to get players in. And I think Edinson coming in, we’ll give him time to adapt to the Premier League and get his sharpness and fitness back.
“We’ve had some very good performances by Odion and he’s still a very important part of this squad.”
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Ighalo fine displays earned him a loan extension at the Old Trafford until January 2021 after teaming up with the side from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua.
Ighalo has, however, featured in three games in all competitions in the current campaign involving 207 minutes.
The forward is behind Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood in the pecking order and the Red Devils also recently bolstered their attack with the signing of Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint- Germain.
Despite the limited game time, the Norwegian tactician has assured the former Nigeria international of his future with the side.