As the attention shifts back to the Premier League this weekend following the international weekend, Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has assured that he and his Manchester United teammates will be gunning for victory against Newcastle United.
Ighalo is yet to score any Premier League goal since joining United in a shock deadline day move in January but he has reiterated his readiness to give his best to the Red Devils any time he is given a chance.
“I’m always ready, “Ighalo told United’s official website. “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.”
Newcastle have enjoyed a better start to 2020/21 season compared to United and that makes them a potential hard nut crack.
However, Ighalo is positive that United can shake off the disappointing home defeat against Tottenham Hotspur and get a good result against the Magpies.
“We are working hard and looking forward to it,” added Ighalo. “We’ve been training hard. Those of us who did not go to the international teams have been working seriously hard.
“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.” The 31-year old concluded.