Solskjaer opens up and announces delight after stunning late Manchester United signing Ighalo

ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted his delight after Manchester United sealed a shock move for former Watford striker Odion Ighalo.

There was a lot of transfer frustration emanating from the United fans over the January window as they wanted to see the Red Devils spend some money and bring in a few players that would help get the side back to the very top of the game.

But despite all the speculation and despite all the rumours linking UNITED with some big-time signings, they only managed to secure deals for Bruno Fernandes, Nathan Bishop and a loan move for Ighalo.

While at Vicarage Road with the Hornets, Ighalo impressively scored 40 goals from exactly 100 appearances across all competitions, and That fruitful spell with Watford convinced Chinese team Changchun Yatai to sign him in 2017 and, two years later, in 2019, the Nigerian linked up with Shanghai Greenland Shenua.

A lifelong Reds supporter, the experienced 30-year-old centre-forward is set to bolster our squad for the second half of the campaign, as the club competes in the Premier League, UEFA Europa League and Emirates FA Cup.

Speaking about Ighalo’s arrival, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on the BBC website: “Odion is an experienced player. He will come in and give us an option of a different type of centre-forward for the short spell he’s staying with us.

“A great lad and very professional, he will make the most of his time here.”

Speaking in 2016, Ighalo admitted that United would be a dream move for him as a lifelong supporter of the Reds.

“They were my team growing up,” he was quoted. “I loved watching Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke on TV. They were my idols and playing at Old Trafford has always been a dream.”

Look, UNITED needed to sign a striker late in the transfer window and this looks more like a panic buy from the club rather than one that makes sense, and although Ighalo has had success in the Premier League, he has been plying his trade in China for the last few years and will need time to adjust to the English game once again.


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