Ighalo equals 95-year United record

English Premier League

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has equalled an incredible record that's stood for 95 years that neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Zlatan Ibrahimovic were able to achieve.

Ighalo, 31, recently extended his loan deal with the Red Devils until 2021 after the initial agreement was set for him to return to China in May.

And he's made the most of the faith offered by manager Ole Gunnar Solskajer by surpassing Ibrahmimovic by scoring four goals in his first four competitive starts.

According to Opta, only Jimmy Hanson, back in 1925 was able to achieve the same when he scored against Hull City, Blackpool, Derby County and Aston Villa.

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The former Super Eagles striker opened up his account for the club he supported growing up in the 5-0 thumping of Club Brugge before netting a brace against Derby County and a wondergoal in the 5-0 victory over LASK Linz in March.

His opener against the Canaries marked the historic fourth goal but it was unable to see United through in regulation time as Todd Cantwell pegged the English giant's pack towards extra-time, in which Harry Maguire found a late winner.

"It is great to have the option to rotate," Solskjaer told BBC Sport after the win. "Anthony Martial came on and did brilliant, but Odion gives me a chance to rotate.

"He's a proven goalscorer and played his part in both goals. He is a great person to have around the dressing room too.

"Odion 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."

Overall Ighalo has scored five goals and registered one assist in 11 games across all competitions with seven appearances coming from the bench.

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