Ighalo has a new name among Manchester United Fans- “The Nigerian R9” its a tongue in cheek comparison to legendary Brazilian player Ronaldo
Many eyebrows were raised when Manchester United completed the signing of Odion Ighalo on Deadline Day in January 31st
Manchester United were in desperate need of a new striker to compensate for Marcus Rashford’s prolonged injury absence.
Ighalo was definitely not Manchester’s first choice, they only settled for him after many attempts to sign Erling Haaland and Joshua King failed
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand publicly voiced his concern for Ighalo’s choice
“I just think the difficulty obviously is that he is coming from a league that is trying to become a big league and the quality is not the same as the premier league…”Rio Ferdinand referring to Ighalo’s chinese club.
I mean even Nigerians doubted him..
Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise
Well, Ighalo scoring his second and third goals for the club tonight in the 3-0 win over Derby County in the FA Cup is shaking up Manchester United
That’s now three goals in two starts after Ighalo bagged his first in the 5-0 demolition of Club Brugge in the Europa League.
Now it seems everyone is walking back on their previous comments
When you get strikers in you want them to be happy and confident,” he told BT Sport. “He has come in here and of course we still have a few injuries and it is great for us to have Odion to call upon.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Rio Ferdinand has backtracked on his statement on Ighalo, he now admits that Ighalo makes himself available in a way that Rashford and Marshal has not
Owen Hargreaves… told BT Sport that Ighalo offers something different to the team than Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
Hargreaves said he “likes the fact that he gives them a reference point. I think Martial and Rashford, they’re players that want to run at defenders.
“Ighalo is really comfortable with his back to the defender which is a different skill and I think at times he did that really well today….