Odion Ighalo ready to help Anthony Martial in the attack of Manchester United when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer chooses to let him go against the old side Watford
- Odion Ighalo has replaced Anthony Martial during his two performances
- The new boy from Manchester United insists on his first start with Red Devils
- Manchester United welcomes the former Watford side in Old Trafford on Sunday
Odion Ighalo hopes that he can form a strike partnership with Anthony Martial if he gets the chance to start this weekend against former side Watford.
Deadline day sign Ighalo has made replacement appearances against Chelsea and Club Brugge, but has yet to start for Manchester United.
Ighalo insists on a place in the starting line-up of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and he is ready to help the team where his manager considers it necessary.
Odion Ighalo (left) would enjoy the chance to play alongside Anthony Martial (right)
The Nigerian said after his 1-1 draw with Club Brugge in the Europa League about playing alongside Martial: “That is the coach’s decision.
‘My job is just to work hard every day in training and, when I have to help the team, I do that too.
“I played in Premier League before, I know what is needed.
‘I know you have to be very strong and physical, keep some balls up so that your team can move forward, so I’m working towards that. I’m getting better and better. We have good players there.
“Unfortunately, [Marcus] Rashford is injured, he is a good striker, sometimes he played from the side, so we have to deal with that. I am happy when I am called to do something, I am ready to go. “
Ighalo is already open to the idea of permanently signing for United.
He added: “Of course [I would be willing to extend my stay], I have to get the chance. ”