It would be a big surprise if Manchester United do not sign Odion Ighalo on a permanent basis, Owen Hargreaves has said.
Owen recently revealed that the Nigerian striker has surely exceeded expectations and he currently offers something different to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
According to him, the fact that he is a huge Mufc fan who has done better than expected means he is an amazing addition to the club.
He added that he loves Rashford and Martial but Ighalo is a different kind of option who can hold the ball with his feet and be useful when the team needs a forward that will run in behind.
His words, “He’s a big United fan isn’t he and he’s done great, he’s done really good, better probably than he could have hoped and Man United could have hoped and he’s been a good addition to the team,”.
“I think all the boys are really good athletes and quick and want to run in behind and get the ball into feet but he looks comfortable with his back to the goal.
“I love Marcus [Rashford] and [Anthony] Martial, love their game, but they’re quite different in the sense that they want the ball into feet and they want to run in behind, whereas he’s comfortable being a target man with people behind him and then getting the ball and people can run off him.”
“I think he’s been a good fit for Man United and when you sign players you’ve got to get the right fit.
“It’s not always about getting the best name, it’s about getting the guy that you don’t have that you need.
“He was somebody that whoever signed him hats off to you, because he’s given them something different.
“Hopefully he stays but there’s the whole [Alexis] Sanchez situation when he comes back, Martial and Rashford, he’s fit as well, Bruno [Fernandes] and [Paul] Pogba – you’ve got to get them all into a team, with Daniel James as well.
“So he’s been good, really good. I’m sure they’ll try, if it’s sensible, to keep him longer. I’d be surprised if he left.”