The 30-year-old made his way into the starting XI in a Europa League match against the Belgian side at Old Trafford after playing as a second-half substitute in his first two outings for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.
Ighalo marked his first start by breaking his duck in the 34th minute, thanks to Juan Mata’s assist which doubled United’s lead in the encounter.
The ex-Nigeria international contributed four goals with an assist before the suspension of football, and he recalled the experience.
“It’s a great memory and it was a dream come true. Starting your first game and scoring your first goal at the same time, it’s something you’ll always cherish in your life,” Ighalo told the club website.
“In the years to come, I’ll look back at my first start for the team and my first goal.