Manchester United Confirms Signing Odion Ighalo

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have finally confirmed the £3million loan signing of Odion Ighalo from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, as United see him as a short-term fix striker problems following Marcus Rashford’s injuries.

Utd sealed the shock deal late on Friday evening on deadline day for the former Watford striker.

He join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side until the end of the .

have confirmed the deal a statement on it’s official website :

can confirm that Odion Ighalo join on loan from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua until the end of the .”

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

“Ighalo began his professional career in his native Nigeria local clubs Prime and Julius Berger, before sealing a transfer Norwegian side Lyn in 2007.”

“A year later, a move to Udinese in eventually led to loan spells Granada (twice), Cesena and Watford in the Premier League.”

“While at Vicarage with the Hornets, Ighalo impressively scored 40 goals from exactly 100 appearances across all competitions.”

“During that he made three appearances against United and at Old Trafford, losing twice and winning once, while also earning an assist.”
“That fruitful spell with Watford convinced Chinese team Changchun Yatai to sign him in 2017 and, two years later, in 2019, the Nigerian linked with Shanghai Greenland Shenua.”

“The forward has also earned 35 caps for Nigeria and scored 16 times, notably finishing as top scorer in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in .

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

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

We all look forward to welcoming Ighalo to the Theatre of Dreams.

Speaking following the confirmation of the move, Solskjaer said: ‘Odion is an experienced player. He come in and give us an option of a different type of centre-forward for the short spell he’s staying with us.

‘[He’s] a great lad and very professional, he will make the most of his here.’