Move Over Remi Moses, Ighalo Becomes First Nigerian International To Play For Manchester United [Video]
Odion Ighalo made his long-awaited debut last night for Manchester United in the club’s English Premier League match against Chelsea.
Afcon 2019's top scorer came on as a 90-minute substitute
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The game ended 2-0 in favour of Manchester United.
With his Monday appearance, Ighalo sets the record of being the first Nigerian player to play for United since the creation of the club 142 years ago.
However, he is not the first player of Nigerian heritage to play for the Red Devils. That distinction goes to Remi Moses (below) who played for United from 1981-1989, scoring 7 goals in 150 appearances.
He is also the 200th player to make an appearance for Manchester United in the Premier League.