Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo is set to be handed his first Premier League start of the season against Newcastle at St James’ Park on Saturday.
The former Watford striker has only played nine minutes in the League this season, and he will be hoping to make the best use of a rare opportunity to impress due to the absence of Anthony Martial, who was sent off against Tottenham.
New signing, Edison Cavani is also out of the clash due to the Covid-19 protocol in the United Kingdom.
Ighalo has expressed his readiness to deliver if called upon by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“I’m always ready. Whenever the gaffer calls me, my idea is just to give my best in training, work hard, and wait for my opportunity – to take it.“Hopefully, I’ll just keep my head down, keep working hard every day. Come to the training ground every day and give it my best. Whenever the gaffer needs me, I will come and give my best.”
“Everyone is in top shape and, when those who have been in the international teams are all back, I think we are in good heart to win the game. I know we didn’t start the season well so we’ll try to start from this weekend and try to win the game to kick the season off.”
Manchester United will be hoping to bounce back from an embarrassing 6-1 loss against Tottenham at Old Trafford with a victory at St James’ Park.