Odion Ighalo makes his first start for Man Utd


Odion Jude Ighalo.

Odion Jude Ighalo.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named his team to battle Club Brugge at Old Trafford on Thursday night.

Anthony Martial has given Manchester United an away goal in the first leg of the UEFA competition but the round-of-32 tie could still go either way after a 1-1 draw in Belgium.

However, Anthony Martial is not in the squad for tonight, with Odion Ighalo instead lining up as center-forward, to make his first start for the club since arriving on deadline day.

Nemanja Matic arrives at the stadium before the game. The 30-year-old is one of seven changes to manager Solskjaer’s side from the first leg.

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Scott McTominay is in the XI for the first time since injuring his knee in the Boxing Day victory against Newcastle United, while Eric Bailly is drafted in to partner Captain Harry Maguire in defence.

United XI: Romero; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire (c), Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Mata, Fernandes, James; Ighalo.

Subs: De Gea, Lindelof, Williams, Lingard, Matic, Chong, Greenwood.