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18th Sep 2016

Twitter is merciless after Odion Ighalo’s miss of the season against Man United

Leave him alone, you meanies!

Rob Burnett

It may only be September, but we already have a contender for miss of the season that the worst cloggers in the league will struggle to match.

Poor old Odion Ighalo looked like he was going to open the scoring for Watford early in the first half against a slow starting Manchester Unite at Vicarage Road.

Jose Mourinho’s United looked out of sorts early in the game and a defensive mix-up allowed Ighalo – who bagged 17 goals last season – to bear down on goal, ready to hand the Hornets an early lead in the match.

BT Sport’s commentator Darren Fletcher was already forming his mouth into the correct position to shout “IGHALO 1-0!” but then… he missed.

This image from BT Sport host Jake Humphrey shows just how bad it was:

The defence has gone AWOL, David de Gea is on his knees, the goal is gaping… and he puts it wide.

Naturally the Twitter collective was typically sympathetic to Ighalo’s plight.

Good point. Remember when he was going to be the answer to an increasingly panicked Louis van Gaal?

Won’t somebody think of the real victims in all this: the fantasy football players?

*Conspiracy theory alert*

But is there another twist in this one? Did he actually miss on purpose because he’s a United fan?

(Answer: no he didn’t).

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