Odion Ighalo is not afraid to compete with new signing Edison Cavani and other forwards at Manchester United, reports Completesports.com.
Cavani’s arrival at Old Trafford will increase the competition for places in attack but Ighalo is battle ready for the task ahead.
“It’s good for the team, for everybody to be on their toes to work hard,” Ighalo told the club’s official website.
“For a big team, like Manchester United, you have to have competition for players to do well and I welcome the new guys coming in. They will bring more challenges to everyone in the team, to work hard for their positions to play in the team.”
The Nigerian came off the bench in the season opener against Crystal Palace but was not among the substitutes for the subsequent top-flight matches with Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur.
However, he started the Carabao Cup victories, at Luton Town and Brighton, and is likely to come into manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s thinking at the weekend, with fellow forwards Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani both unavailable.
“I’m always ready,“added Ighalo .
“Whenever the gaffer calls me, my idea is just to give my best in training, work hard and wait for my opportunity – to take it.
“Hopefully, I’ll just keep my head down, keep working hard every day. Come to the training ground every day and give it my best. Whenever the gaffer needs me, I will come and give my best.”
Newcastle have had a decent start to 2020/21 and will be awkward opponents under former Reds captain Steve Bruce. However, United need another win on the road to offer the perfect response to the defeat to Tottenham last time out.
“We are working hard and looking forward to it,” Ighalo declared.
“We’ve been training hard. Those of us who did not go to the international teams have been working seriously hard.
“Everyone is in top shape and, when those who have been in the international teams are all back, I think we are in good heart to win the game. I know we didn’t start the season well so we’ll try to start from this weekend and try to win the game to kick the season off.”Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.