Man United sent Fernandes warning, £100 target breaks record ahead of Old Trafford move, new signing sends Manchester United message after arrival
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Odion Ighalo has exclusively revealed that becoming a Manchester United player is a dream come true.
United were expected to do a whole load of transfer business over the January window in order to improve the side enough to get back challenging for titles, but despite all the rumours, United fans were frustrated at the club inability to get deals done.
Ighalo sealed a last-gasp Deadline Day loan move to UNITED from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, as United needed to add another striker to the side for the second half of the season, and the former Watford striker touched down at Manchester Airport on Sunday morning to link up with his new club.
And he has now admitted that making the move to Old Trafford is a dream come true: “It’s a dream come true because since I was a kid I followed and dreamt of Manchester United,” Ighalo told Sky Sports News. “But it is a reality now. I cannot say much more now until I get started.”
Reflecting on a hectic last few days before the transfer went through, Ighalo said: “It’s been crazy. Obviously, I am happy to be in Manchester first of all. This is a great opportunity for me and I am grateful to God, and to my agent, and the coach who has given me this opportunity to be here.
“I am happy to be here and to work out with the team and finish very well this season. The plan is to just chill today because I travelled a very long way from Shanghai to Manchester. Today is to just rest and tomorrow we start to work.”
Manchester United target Jadon Sancho has set another record in the Bundesliga.
The 19-year-old England international, who left Manchester City to join the Bundesliga outfit in 2017, emerged as a top summer target for United, but Dortmund refused to sell and United were not prepared to pay such a big amount for the youngster.
The lad is a creative force and was one of the top assist players in Europe last season, and considering United are in need of adding some much needed excitement, goals and creativity on the wings, the lad is growing into their perfect signing.
And ahead of the summer transfer window, the young man is showing just why United are so keen to try and secure a deal early in the transfer window., as teenagers Erling Braut Haaland and Sancho both made Bundesliga history as Borussia Dortmund thrashed Union Berlin 5-0.
Haaland netted in the win to become the first player to score seven goals in his opening three Bundesliga games, with Sancho also getting on the scoresheet, becoming the youngest player in Bundesliga history to reach 25 goals.
Despite only signing from Red Bull Salzburg in January, Haaland is already the joint 10th top scorer in the league, while Sancho has only failed to score once in Dortmund’s last nine league games, as The England international has scored 12 goals and contributed 13 assists in 18 games this season.
Sancho is one of the best and brightest talents in the game, and he would certainly add something different to both attacks if he leaves Dortmund in the coming windows. So it would be interesting to see just who he would sign for.
Ian Wright believes new Manchester United signing Bruno Fernandes could encounter the same problems as Paul Pogba as he tries to make the side’s blunt attack start to tick.
United ended months of speculation at the end of the transfer window by securing a deal for Fernandes, whom they had bee chasing since the summer transfer window after ne became one of the most sought after players of last summer.
But he arrived at Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon at the end of the January window in a deal that could reach £67.7million and made his debut in Saturday’s goalless draw with Wolves.
Speaking on Match of the Day, Wright explained: ‘You look at those stats, I’ve seen the same with Pogba and it looks it might happen the same with him.
‘He needs something in front of him. He needs someone to run onto things.
‘If [United] are going to carry on playing like that he’s going to slip into that ordinary kind of category as well unfortunately.’
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