Former Nigeria international and Everton striker Daniel Amokachi has urged fans of Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo to temper expectations from the Nigerian following his limited playing time at the club.
Ighalo has scored whenever he started in the United line up in cup competitions notching up five goals in each of his four starts in the Europa League and FA Cup to equal the feat of Manchester United legend Jimmy Hanson in 1925.
“Manchester United brought in Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua as a back up to then injured Marco Rashford. Now, Rashford is back from injury and so Ighalo has to take a back seat again,” Amokachi told Brila FM on Wednesday.
“Our brother Odion was not loaned from Shanghai Shenhua as a starter at Man United but he has scored in the matches he started so Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may even decide that he has done well and deserves to have an extended time there you never know.
“We cannot expect him to have more playing time than the likes of Rashford and Anthony Martial because he is only a back up there.”
Former Watford striker Ighalo has played in nine Premier League matches from the substitutes bench albeit he is yet to score his first league goal for the Red Devils.
The Nigerian’s extended loan deal expires on 31 January 2021.