Ighalo appreciates Fernandes’ qualities

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Absolutely Unique Facts About Kanye6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made The two players were the only signings Ole Gunnar Solskjaer added to his team in January with Fernandes joining on a five-and-a-half-year deal from Sporting while Ighalo moved to Manchester on a six-month loan from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua. Prior to their reunion, both players previously played together at Udinese in Serie A and the Nigerian attacker is aware of how influential the 25-year-old could be for the team. On Thursday, Fernandes assisted Ighalo in scoring his fourth Manchester United goal in their 5-0 win over LASK in their Uefa Europa League Round of 16 fixture. “It’s not my first time playing with Bruno. I played with him at Udinese back in 2010,” Ighalo told BBC Sport.Advertisement Odion Ighalo has hailed the qualities of his Manchester United teammate Bruno Fernandes and believes there is more coming from the Portuguese midfielder when he settles down at Old Trafford. “He’s a great player. He has vision. He’s the guy who wants the ball because he can do something fantastic with it if you give him space. He’s a good passer of the ball and he’s what this team needs to score goals. “You’re still going to see more and better from him because he is still getting used to the Premier League. When he’s finally settled Bruno Fernandes is going to do well in this team. “Before I came here I knew Manchester United were looking at him and I was hoping they would get him because he is a good player and I knew he was going to change the dynamic of the team.“He’s not going to have the best game every time but what he is going to bring to the team is going to be unbelievable.” Read Also:Pogba ‘wants new Man Utd deal’ thanks to Bruno Fernandes Ighalo has scored four goals in three starts for Manchester United so far. He will be hoping to make the starting XI when they visit Tottenham Hotspur for Sunday’s Premier League game. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Connacht pile on the points

first_img Press Association The home side were full of early running against a stiff Sportsground wind, a fifth-minute effort from the returning Tiernan O’Halloran helping them on their way to a 13-5 half-time lead. Treviso centre Sam Christie struck for a try before the break, but Pat Lam’s men had the bonus point in the bag by the 54th minute thanks to successive scores from Jake Heenan, Matt Healy and Denis Buckley. Connacht gave their bid to finish in the top half of the Guinness PRO12 a big lift with a 53-5 bonus-point win over Benetton Treviso. center_img Man-of-the-match Craig Ronaldson was near faultless off the kicking tee, pocketing 18 points from nine attempts, with Aly Muldowney, Healy and Danie Poolman completing the seven-try rout. The result moved the Irish province six points clear of the seventh-placed Scarlets, as the battle for European Champions Cup qualification intensifies. The Italian defence crumbled out wide in the opening minutes when Healy’s lovely run and snappy pass out of a tackle sent O’Halloran stepping through to score on his first start of the season. Ronaldson converted and then added a penalty on the quarter-hour mark after a spell of forward pressure. The visitors should have replied via good breakdown work from scrum-half Alberto Lucchese, but Jayden Hayward pushed the resulting penalty wide. Connacht kept the Italians out as they pressed for a try from a close-in penalty and the hosts’ solid scrum platform saw them build for a second successful penalty from excellent out-half Ronaldson. However, Treviso hit back in the 34th minute when Niyi Adeolokun and John Cooney were unable to stop Christie from close range, with Hayward missing the conversion from the left. A foot in touch denied winger Healy a quick try on the resumption, although the Connacht pack were in clinical form when a well-worked maul saw flanker Heenan crash over in the right corner. Ronaldson maintained his 100 per cent kicking return at that stage, brilliantly drawing in the difficult conversion off the left post. Try number three swiftly followed as Healy deservedly got over near the left corner flag, profiting from Poolman’s timely injection of pace in a back-line move. The province’s best maul of the night saw prop Buckley plunge over for the bonus-point score. And although they failed to prosper from hooker Tom McCartney’s eye-catching run, a short Ian Porter pass soon had the hard-working Muldowney reaching over the line. As the penalties stacked up, Treviso replacement prop Salesi Manu was sin-binned for a ruck infringement near his posts and Healy scored again, before Poolman outpaced the cover to get his side past the half-century points mark. last_img read more