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Ighalo makes Manchester United debut

Odion Ighalo has become the first Nigerian player to feature in a football match for Manchester United.

He was a 90-minute substitute in the club’s English Premier League match against Chelsea on Monday night.

The game ended 2-0 in favour of Manchester United.

With his Monday appearance, Ighalo sets the record of being the fist Nigerian player to play for United since the creation of the club 142 years ago.

He is also the 200th player to make appearance for Manchester United in the Premier League.

Ighalo, who wore number 25 jersey played for five minutes, made six touches, one successful dribble, one shot on target and his passes were 100 per cent completed.

Ighalo, who joined United from Shanghai Shenhua, was quarantined before he was allowed to train with his new teammates but the coach believes he deserves a chance in the Monday night’s game, saying,

Manchester United Football Club was founded back in 1878 under the name Newton Heath LYR F.C.

In 1902, the club’s name was changed to Manchester United.

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