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EPL: Ighalo battle-ready for Newcastle United clash

With defender Harry Maguire going through a tough patch on the field, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels the England worldwide will "bounce" back after a torrid start to the season but could be out of Premier League match against Newcastle United due to injury.

The former Nigeria worldwide came off the bench in the season opener against Crystal Palace but was not among the substitutes for subsequent top-flight matches against 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.

The Brazil worldwide midfielder told the club's official website when reflecting on the recent past and looking to the immediate future: "Nobody wants to lose a game, especially at home and by that scoreline". It will be a great game against Newcastle and we need to do our best to get the win.

The Red Devils saw an inconsistent start to the 2020-21 campaign hit a new low when they played host to former boss Jose Mourinho. However, United need another win on the road to offer the flawless response to the defeat to Tottenham last time out.

"Of course now, it's important for us players to look ahead". Time to train too, as we didn't have a pre-season, so we needed to take this time we had during the global break and put it to good use - to train, to flawless a few things.

'I've been around working with the squad and there were a lot here who are probably going to play'.

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has reiterated his readiness to deliver for Manchester United if called upon by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

On the field, Newcastle come into the clash buoyed by recent form and with global stars coming back in relatively good spirits, in particular Ryan Fraser who scored the victor for Scotland on Wednesday night.

"I'm always ready", Ighalo told United's official website.

"Bruno spoke well the other day we are united and have to stay together, we can't listen to everyone outside, gotta get on with it, Bruno has lost two league games and came in February, it's been two in quick succession, he's not used to losing league games but welcome to Manchester United, this is what happens, gonna try and create a division between us but it's not going to happen, this is a group that wants to work together and stick together".

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