FA Cup: Solskjaer brings Ighalo back from the cold

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said Odion Ighalo will feature against his former side on Saturday.

The Red Devils play Watford in the FA Cup third round, as Solskjaer’s search for his first trophy at the club continues.

Defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday meant it was the fourth time United had lost at the semi-final stage of a competition during Solskjaer’s tenure.

But with the FA Cup now thrust upon them the United boss and his players have a chance to move on quickly.

And Solskjaer has confirmed Ighalo, who has only featured a handful of times this season, will play against his old club.

“Odion, it’s special for him against Watford, he will be involved, he’s in the squad.

“He’s been training really well, he was the top scorer in round robin we just finished. He’s not lost any of his quality, it’s been difficult for him to be out of the squad as many times as he has because he did really well up until the summer.

“This season he’s not had as many opportunities and not let himself down as a professional and a human being.

“He’s always a positive influence in the dressing room. Hopefully I don’t need to put him on in that we need goals, but hopefully he can join in,” Solskjaer said.