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Why Manchester United have changed Odion Ighalo’s role

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Odion Ighalo has only started in the Carabao Cup for Man United this season but is due to be on the bench against Paris Saint-Germain.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has assured Odion Ighalo he is still a ‘very important member’ of the Manchester United squad despite the arrival of Edinson Cavani.

United signed Cavani, 33, on deadline day eight months after Ighalo, 32, joined on a deadline day loan from Shanghai Shenhua.

Ighalo made a superb start for United, scoring five in his first four starts before the lockdown, yet the Nigerian has seldom impressed since European football restarted in June.

United extended Ighalo’s loan until January 31 but he has become marginalised by the presence of Cavani, who began training with his new teammates on Sunday after a period of quarantine.

Cavani has not travelled to France for the Champions League group…

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