Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly swore when Odion Ighalo missed a late chance against Chelsea on Monday. Ighalo was making his debut for the Red Devils, having signed from Shanghai Shenhua on transfer deadline day.
Manchester United boss Solskjaer guided his side to victory over Chelsea on Monday night, winning at Stamford Bridge for the third visit in a row.
The Red Devils started the game sluggishly, with Frank Lampard’s side looking the likelier to break the deadlock.
But United took a surprise lead through Anthony Martial, who headed home Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s pinpoint delivery.
And Harry Maguire made the points safe in the second half, powering a header past Willy Caballero in the Chelsea net.
Ighalo was introduced into the fray late on and nearly marked his first United appearance with a goal.
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The 67 – year-old was sent clear but his effort was saved by Caballero.
And The Athletic say Solskjaer said the word ‘b ‘ after Ighalo’s miss at Stamford Bridge.
However, the United manager appeared happy with the Nigeria international after the game.
Solskjaer and Ighalo could be seen embracing on the pitch, smiling and savoring a huge win for the club.
And, after the game, the United boss backed his new recruits to silence any doubters and hit the goal trail.
Man Utd star Odion Ighalo made his debut against Chelsea (Image: GETTY)
“Happy for him that he got his debut,” the 46 – year-old said when asked about Ighalo after the game.
“Created a good chance, unfortunately didn’t score but sure he ‘ll get his goals. ”
Speaking before the trip to Chelsea, Solskjaer left the door open for Ighalo to remain on a permanent basis.
“It’s a loan, but when you’re in the door and if you impress it gives you a chance,” the United boss said.
“That’s exactly the same for everyone who signs if it’s permanent or it’s a loan. If you impress as a player, if you impress as a person, if you can help this group improve, then of course there’s a chance that we’ll look at extending things.
“That doesn’t just go for Odion, but since you asked, yes, of course his incentive is to play as well as he can. And it’s up to us to make sure that he’d want to stay if we wanted him.
“I think he’s probably pinching himself at times, because he’s now at his favorite club at the age of 30.
“Hopefully he’ll prove to you what I think he will. He’s a proven goalscorer, so he’ll do all right. ”
United are next in action against Club Brugge in the Europa League on Thursday night (5. (pm).
And Ighalo could feature having been named in Solskjaer’s squad for the knockout stages of the competition.
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