Europa League: Ighalo shines as United thump LASK 5-0

Odion Ighalo scored and had an assist as Manchester United thrashed Austrian club LASK 5-0 away in their Europa League first leg round of 16 tie.

Ighalo has now scored in his third start since joining United on loan from Shanghai Shenhua.

The game was player behind closed-doors due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The former Super Eagles striker opened scoring for United in the 28th minute, after superbly controlling a pass from Bruno Fernandes before hitting a left-foot strike into the top corner.

He then turned provider as he set up Daniel James in the 58th minute to make it 2-0.

Juan Mata made it 3-0 to United on 82 minutes before substitute Mason Greenwood added the fourth goal in the 91st minute.

And in the 93rd minute Andreas Pereira completed the rout by netting United’s fifth goal.

Ighalo was replaced by Greenwood five minutes before the end of the game.

He now has four goals in eight appearances in all competitions for United, with two coming in the Europa League.

The return leg between United and LASK comes up on March 19 at Old Trafford.

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