Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has made a good impression during his first days as a Manchester United player and has drawn the praise of the coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ighalo joined Manchester United on January transfer deadline day and has already made his debut for the Red Devils.

The 30-year-old striker is already impressing everyone at the club according to Solskjaer who sang his praises ahead of Manchester United’s Europa League round of 32 first-leg clash away at Club Brugge.

The praise started when a Nigerian journalist Ojora Babatunde asked the Manchester United manager how Ighalo would fit in his team.

Solskjaer says Odion Ighalo has shown great attitude at Manchester United (Getty Images)
Solskjaer says Odion Ighalo has shown great attitude at Manchester United (Getty Images)
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Odion is a different type of striker for us, he is a box striker, he is a goalscorer,” the Solskjaer said.

We have already seen him in training, he really knows his craft, he knows how to play as a centre forward and is a fantastic professional and human being and he has already added to the squad.

“The boys have taken to him, I hope he is going to sharpen up quickly. I know he is out of the season and he needs to do a little bit extra after training.”

Solskjaer also rued the chance Ighalo missed against Chelsea which would have given him a great start.

Unfortunately, he couldn't score against Chelsea, he missed a good chance, that would have been a good start but I’m sure he will take his chances,” Manchester United manager also said.

Ighalo is expected to play a part in Manchester United’s Europa League clash against Club Brugge on Thursday, February 20, 2020.