Ighalo wins first Manchester United award
Odion Ighalo has won Manchester United’s March Goal-of-the-Month award, for his sparkling effort against LASK in the Europa League.
The Nigerian’s driven shot to open the scoring against the Austrians, after some skilled ball juggling in the build-up, took home 32 per cent votes.
The former Watford striker’s goal in the Emirates FA Cup win against Derby County however failed to make the top three.
Ighalo narrowly beat off fierce competition from Scott McTominay, whose memorable late goal against Manchester City received 26 per cent.
Bruno Fernandes’s first strike from open play for the Reds, at Everton, finished third in the poll with 16 per cent.
Ighalo joined Manchester United on a six-month loan deal from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua in January.