Ighalo leads attack as Manchester United take on LASK

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be banking on the Nigerian for goals when the Red Devils lock horns with Die Laskler on Thursday evening

Odion Ighalo leads Manchester United’s frontline as the Red Devils travel to Austria to take on LASK in Thursday’s Europa League Last 16 first-leg tie.

Unbeaten in their last 10 outings across all competitions, the English team is out to get an impressive result at Linzer Stadium.

Ighalo found the net in United’s 5-0 thrashing of Club Brugge the last time out, and he will spearhead the Red Devils’ charge for goals in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

He will be backed up by a packed midfield, with Bruno Fernandes, Daniel James and Juan Mata to push furthest forward of the quintet fielded by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Brandon Williams, Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw were all handed starts in defence, while Victor Lindelof drops to the bench alongside Nemanja Matic.

LASK progressed to this stage after their second-leg triumph over AZ, drawing 1-1 in the Netherlands, then displaying their dominance with an impressive 2-0 win at home.