Manchester United on-loan signing Odion Ighalo finally scored his first goal for his new club on Thursday.
The 30-year-old superstar said after the match that it was ‘a dream come true’ to score his first goal for his boyhood club.
The Nigerian loanee made his first start for the club in the 5-0 win, which sent United through to the Round of 16 in the Europa League.
His goal came just after the half-hour mark, five minutes after Bruno Fernandes had broken the deadlock.
Ighalo found himself goal-side of the defensive line when Juan Mata flicked the ball back into the area, giving him an easy tap-in.
He now becomes the first Nigerian to play for United and to score- history well recorded!
And as usual to any proud compatriot, some Nigerians made it clear they are fully behind their compatriot, who has just begun to rock Europe.
They took it to social media to celebrate their bright-shining star with amusing memes. Follow their conversation below;
Ighalo don finally score!
Limme alone, I want to jump inside well o! I'm not listening just limme! pic.twitter.com/jzY0CTqxgr
— Gómínà Dáfídì™ || Báálè of Lekki/Ajah (@thedavidadesina) February 28, 2020
Man united won their game,ighalo scored,& arsenal got knocked out.
Reds 🤝 ighalo fc : pic.twitter.com/260o6srgOn
— Najib (@Rilwannajib) February 28, 2020
Yesterday On Twitter
-Wild Jubilation in Nigeria As Ighalo scored first goal for Man United.
— SwimmingFluencer(Ur Fav Swimming Coach)🐟🚣🚤🏊🏄 (@naijatalkers) February 28, 2020
— Oxlade Jr. (@AchezyThe) February 27, 2020
Me waking up to this Bruno x Ighalo clinic and an ArsenaL in one night pic.twitter.com/EKVqzyHEcK
— 👨🏽💻 (@chrisiloeg) February 28, 2020
Ighalo on FaceTime to Aubameyang right now consoling him
— Monobear (@Chrinkster) February 27, 2020
— PRETTYGHOST™ (@SharonStar202) February 27, 2020
Nigerians when Ighalo scored his first goal for Man United pic.twitter.com/HjGhwNuiaW
— Jobaba (@iam_jobaba) February 27, 2020
— EMEKA (@Uncle_Megx) February 27, 2020