Ighalo wondergoal prompts bizarre claim

English Premier League

Manchester United legend Paul Ince has made a strange claim about Odion Ighalo's wondergoal in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday evening.  

Ighalo, 30, opened the scoring with a stunning left-footed strike as the Reds Devils thrashed Austrian Bundesliga outfit LASK 5-0, the first leg of their round of 16 Europa League tie.

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As both teams played in an empty Linzer Stadion due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Ince doubted that the former Watford star would have scored a goal of that quality in front of a packed stadium.

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"It reminds me of one of those that you'd do at training. If it was a full house, I don't know [if Ighalo would have scored]," he told BT Sport.

"Maybe I'm doing a disservice to him, I don’t know. It's a wonderful goal, let me tell you that now, it's a fantastic strike."

"They get a bit fortunate there but this ball from the outside of his feet…here [Ighalo] juggles it one or two, three times and fires it in the top-hand corner."

Ighalo has now scored three goals in as many starts for the Red Devils since his shock deadline day arrival.