Odion Ighalo lifts lid on Man Utd pressure after scoring first goal

Odion Ighalo expressed his delight after he scored his first goal for Manchester United during Thursday's Europa League triumph over Club Brugge.

Ighalo scored his side's second goal of the game as the Red Devils eased to a comfortable 5-0 win over the Belgian side in the second leg of their last-32 tie.

It came during the 30-year-old's first start for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side since joining on loan from Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua during the January transfer window.

United were criticised for signing Ighalo and he admitted that he has been feeling some pressure since his arrival at Old Trafford.

"It is a great moment,” Ighalo told BT Sport after the match. “I have been waiting for this, played three games, though I didn’t play much and no goals.

"A little bit of pressure, but now I got a goal to start my Manchester United goal career and it is a team I have supported since I was young, so it is very good.

"I am very happy and I am grateful to God.”

United were in control of the tie from the first whistle and forced a number of good saves from former Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in the early stages.

Bruno Fernandes made the breakthrough from the penalty spot in the 27th minute after a clear handball from Simon Deli in the area, which saw the Brugge man sent off.

Fernandes, who also arrived during January for £47million, put in another impressive display for his new club and was heavily involved in the second seven minutes later.

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