Manchester United are in dire need of some firepower upfront.
With main forward Marcus Rashford ruled out until April after suffering a double stress fracture to his back and Anthony Martial attracting criticism for his weak performances, United are almost out of options in attack.
Although Mason Greenwood has been something of a revelation in the squad, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to be careful not to put too much pressure on the kid’s shoulders, as warned by the club legend, Rio Ferdinand.
The Red Devils have signed Odion Ighalo on loan from the Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua, to ease off their concerns. The Nigerian international becomes the 7th African to play for Manchester United.
He admitted on taking a pay-cut to complete his ‘dream move’ to the club.
If that wasn’t enough to get United fans excited, footage of the forward working on his hold-up play has appeared online.
Ighalo looks strong as he uses his body to shield the ball. Fans will expect him to deliver similar physical presence on the pitch as well, something which the team currently lacks upfront.
With a load of fixtures coming ahead involving the Europa League, FA Cup and the Premier League, the Manchester United boss would be relieved to have an extra player in order to give Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial sufficient rest.
Fans will be keeping a keen eye on the signing as the team targets the Champion’s League spots and fancies to go further in the Europa League.
Only time will tell if Odion Ighalo delivers according to the expectations.