New signing, Odion Ighalo does not have to do too much with his new Manchester United team-mates to have an impact on the field, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Ole believes Ighalo is one of the forwards that can still excel at a new club without a lengthy integration period.
According to him, Ighalo is working extra hard to shine in the team after doing his best to earn the move to the club and he expects his hard work to pay off.
He added that the Nigerian is a top professional that will easily gel with his new teammates and also impress the fans.
His words, “I didn’t have to have a training session to come on and do something,”
“As a striker sometimes you know you just get thrown out there and do what you can. It might be that he’ll have to come off the bench and get us a goal and then he just does whatever he’s always done.
“He’ll be involved with us [at Chelsea] and he’ll travel down with us. Obviously now he’s out of that two-week period of precaution – and it’s just a precaution we’ve made. He’ll travel with us and let’s see if he’s involved or not.
“We’ve kept in touch with him and of course we’ve done our own programme, he’s done his. It was always going to be a case of him having to integrate to the group anyway after having been out in China.
“He needs to get used to the players and the team and needs to get up to speed as quick as he can.
“He’s been working really hard, I think he’s probably pinching himself at times because he’s now at his favourite club at the age of 30 but he’s earned that one. Hopefully he’ll impress us as much so we can see him play.”
“[With] the injury to Marcus Rashford… It has to be said that we needed another forward,”
“When we got the chance to get Odion, on a loan, that was for us a goalscorer, top scorer [at the] African Nations Cup last year, we think, yeah, he can help the club.
“I know he’s a very professional player, good lad and he’ll give something to the group.”