Ighalo retained in Man Utd’s Europa squad

Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo has been listed in Manchester United’s 30-man squad for the knockout phase of the Europa League.

The Shanghai Shenhua star in the Chinese Super League on loan at Old Trafford till end of January is likely to be in action this evening against Austria’s LASK in the Last -16 second leg clash in Manchester.

In the list of United players for the restart of the second tier UEFA competition posted on the club’s website on Tuesday, the AFCON 2019 top scorer retained. His ultimate hope should be to get on the scorers’ sheet again like he did against the Austrians in the first match away which was just before the lockdown in March started.

There are nly two players missing from the previous line up. They are injured Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzebe. United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, replaced the duo with Teden Mengi and Ethan Laird.

In the 30-man list are: Four goalkeepers, 10 defenders, 11 midfielders and five strikers.