Ighalo-inspired United progress on Rooney's emotional night
Rooney and Ighalo battle
By Chris O'Brien
March 5 2020
All the pre-match hype was about Wayne Rooney being reunited with his former club, but it was United's new aquisition - Odion Ighalo - who grabbed the headlines with a fine brace in a 3-0 Manchester United FA Cup win.
The Red Devils extended their unbeaten run to nine matches and secured safe passage to the FA Cup quarter-finals, after Luke Shaw broke the deadlock.
United's left-back bagged a deflected goal on 33 minutes, before Ighalo doubled the advantage four minutes before the interval.
Ighalo then secured United's place in the last eight of the world famous knock-out competition, as he rifled home a fine finish to set-up a trip to Norwich City's Carrow Road in the next round.
The travelling Red Army sang Rooney's name throughout - and United were reminded of the talent of their former talisman, 34, as he went agonisingly close to scoring with two fine free-kicks.
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