Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Odion Ighalo is in contention to start the first leg of Manchester United’s Europa League last-32 game against Club Brugge on Thursday.

Ighalo, 30, came on in the dying embers of United’s 2-0 victory over Chelsea on Monday night and was denied a debut goal when through one-on-one with goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

The former Watford striker has not started a match since Shanghai Shenhua were beaten by Guangzhou Evergrande on December 1 but Ighalo could benefit from Solskajer’s rotation as United prepare for the second of three fixtures this week.

Solskjaer also believes Ighalo and the club’s other January acquisition Bruno Fernandes have settled in well in their new environment.

He’s adapting to a new team and we will see him get better and better and hopefully Odion can come in and do the same thing.