Home / Teams / Manchester United bench Ighalo in Europa Cup clash vs FC Copenhagen

Manchester United bench Ighalo in Europa Cup clash vs FC Copenhagen

The Nigerian striker has not been selected for a starter’s role as the Red Devils take on Stale Solbakken’s men at Old Trafford

Manchester United take on FC Copenhagen in Monday’s Europa League quarter-final with Odion Ighalo out of the English team’s starting XI.

Instead, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opted a pairing between Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial up front, while Cote d’Ivoire’s Eric Bailly is expected to hold sway in defence.

The Nigerian was in action from start to finish against LASK as the Red Devils silenced the Austrians 2-1 t qualify 7-1 on aggregate.

There, the former Watford striker’s incredible goal-scoring run finally came to an, which meant he could not topple a United record that has stood for 95 years.

The Shanghai Shenhua loanee had scored in each of his first four competitive starts for the Old Trafford giants, a record set by Jimmy Hanson.

Hanson achieved the feat in 1925 when he scored in consecutive starts against Hull City, Blackpool, Derby County and Aston Villa.

This is FC Copenhagen’s first-ever European quarter-final appearance, while they are the first Danish side to reach a major Uefa European quarter-final since Brondby IF in the 1996-97 Uefa Cup.

Victory the English team at Cologne’s Rhein Energie Stadium will see them qualify for the final where they face either Inter Milan or Bayer Leverkusen for the top prize.

Source link

Check Also

Goal Ultimate 11 powered by FIFA 21 | Manuel Neuer is the “Number one” for the fans!

Goal’s readers are impressed by the German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer as he was voted as ...

Leave a Comment:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *