The 30-year-old Nigeria international gave his side the lead in the Europa League clash with a stunning goal in Austria
Odion Ighalo is being tipped to win the Ballon d’Or after his stunning goal for Manchester United against LASK on Thursday.
The Nigeria international put his side in the lead of the Europa League round of 16 clash with an impressive strike as he received a Bruno Fernandes pass on and juggled it on the edge of the box before lashing into the top corner.
The goal gave United the lead in the first leg clash and his fourth goal for the club since joining on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in January.
Article continues below
The 30-year-old has now scored in all three of his starts for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team, but the stunner against LASK has been the most impressive so far.
Ighalo may be a long shot to win world football’s top individual accolade, but many on social media are already convinced he deserves it.
Just saw Ighalo’s goal. Sensational. Deserved a crowd.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 12, 2020
Goals scored in March 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo : 0
Lionel Messi : 0
Odion Ighalo : 3
Odion Ighalo is the greatest player of all time.
— Ewure Of Africa 💧 (@Dehkunle) March 12, 2020
Such a shame that coronavirus is probably going to rob Odion Ighalo of the Ballon d’Or…
— Football365 (@F365) March 12, 2020
Ighalo is World Best Striker! Ballon D’ Odion coming through
— Engineer Tolu Tezzy_ 💧 (@tolutezzy_) March 12, 2020
— Goal (@goal) March 12, 2020
Ighalo is the player Arsenal fans think Aubameyang is.
— RiZzy🔴 (@RiZzyUTD) March 12, 2020
I’m just lettin’ ya’ll know .. we need to speak about Odion Ighalo.
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) March 12, 2020
I really like Ighalo. Aside from all the wholesomeness of his story, he has quality. Bangs them in.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) March 12, 2020
IGHALO HIVE PLEASE RISEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
— Ali. (@UtdAlii) March 12, 2020
Odion Ighalo has scored the sexiest goal in history tonight.
Give him the puskas, Ballon d’Or, Fifa Best Player, European Golden Boot.
Give it all to him.
Odion Favour Goat Ighalo.
— Edmund 💉 (@EdmundOris) March 12, 2020