Ferdinand Questions Ighalo Signing
By Olamide Fadoju
Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has raised questions over the Red Devil’s deadline day signing of Ex- Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo.
Ferdinand expressed his doubts in an interview on the Football Frenzy Show with Femi & the Gang on Nigeria Info 99.3 FM.
According to him, Ighalo is a good player but the difference in class between the Chinese and the Premier League might be a problem.
“I just think the difficulty obviously is that he is coming from a league that is trying to become a big league and the quality is not the same as the premier league.
“So is he going to be as fit as we need him to be? is he going to hit the ground running? The difference in standard, is it going to be easy for him to adjust?.
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However, the Former England International acknowledged Ighalo’s pedigree saying he brings much needed experience to the Manchester United side.
“He hasn’t played in the Premier League for two years now but his record in English football. I think it is just over one goal in two games.
“What we need in Manchester United is experience. If you look upfront, we have Greenwood (18), Daniel James, played a handful of games, and Martial. So, there is no experience there. You need somebody with some form of experience.
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“He (Ighalo) has that, he is international, and he has played and scored goals for Nigeria. He has good experience in that sense. But there is still a lot of questions to be asked and time will tell.”
Odion Ighalo, 30, joined Manchester United from Chinese Club Shangai Shenhua on a surprise six months loan deal on deadline day.