MU is showing a positive signal both in terms of play and style with two new recruits Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo scoring goals in many fronts at the Europa League. It is very praiseworthy for the “Red Devils” amid the news that has just come to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s teacher and students.
Positive signs have really come to MU in the current important phase of the 2019/20 season. 2 consecutive victories against Watford and Chelsea have helped the “Reds” are currently only 3 points behind the leading team after finishing 27 rounds.
In the Europa League, MU has just won Club Brugge to 5-0 to officially fill his name in the Europa League 1/8 round. The historic exploits have just named the Old Trafford team and two new recruits from the January transfer but are playing very well – they are attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes and striker Odion Ighalo.
Bruno Fernandes has scored the second goal in two matches for MU since he “unlocked” in a 3-0 victory over Watford in the 26th round of the English Premier League last weekend. He also became the first Portuguese player in nearly eight years to score for the “Red Devils” in all competitions, following his compatriot Luis Nani (April 2012).
As for Odion Ighalo – a contract borrowed from United Shanghai Shanghai, conceding a goal against Club Brugge to help the Nigerian striker make his debut goal in the first match for the “red half of Manchester” in all areas this season.
He became the first African player to score for MU (on all fronts) in three years since center-back Eric Bailly scored against Swansea City in the English Premier League in August 2017.
The fact that both Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo shine with goals in the last 2 games helps MU win both Watford and Club Brugge is really a good sign, especially in the context of Anthony Martial having suffered a muscle injury in the training session before the match host from Belgium. The ability of the French striker to play when United guest of Everton at 21:00 pm on March 1 (Vietnam time) is still open.
Earlier, Marcus Rashford had surgery for back injuries encountered in mid-January and it was not until April that the English striker recovered. In the current context, coach Solskjaer and MU will be forced to put their trust in Ighalo in the role of plugging, and Bruno Fernandes is likely to play in the 4-2-3-1 scheme that is gradually improving under the Norwegian army. That may be two “keys” to save the hot seat of Solskjaer at Old Trafford and the whole team at the end of the season.
MU is still fighting in 3 domestic and continental arenas. If two rookie Bruno Fernandes and Ighalo play well, hope to reach the top four of the English Premier League, the Europa League and their FA Cup is not small, though real thorns are still ahead.