Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Odion Ighalo ’ s all-round abilities after the striker bagged his fifth goal in just four starts for the Reds in their 2 – 1 win over Norwich City in an Emirates FA Cup quarter-final on Saturday .
Ighalo was one of the eight changes Solskjaer made to the side and he performed his task with aplomb .
The Nigerian showed great awareness and composure to poke home the opener during the encounter and also played a part in the build – up to Harry Maguire’ s winner .
“ Odion (Ighalo ) gives me a chance to rotate , ” Solskjaer told BBC Sport .
“ He’ s a proven goalscorer and played his part in both goals .
He is a great person to have around the dressing room too .
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“ Ighalo knows how much we value him in and around the dressing room , he ’ s a goalscorer , a poacher , he ’ s strong, we can play the ball into him , he showed for the second and Paul ( Pogba) found him . ”
“ He’ s got one eye on the ball. Probably one eye is on the keeper coming to smash him and the defender coming to smash him , so well done. ”
Meanwhile , Ighalo is thrilled with the Red Devils ’ progress into the Emirates FA Cup semi -final .
Ighalo took to social media to celebrate the win.
“ Semi – finals , ” the former Nigeria international tweeted .
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