“His score record in China was very good, but is that credible?”: Paul Scholes wonders if Manchester United decides to sign Odion Ighalo and believes that striker “won’t start many games”
- Odion Ighalo came on loan on loan day to Manchester United in January
- Paul Scholes does not believe that the former Watford man will be a regular at United
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was eager to sign a strike due to the injury of Marcus Rashford
Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has admitted that he is still not convinced of the club’s decision to give Odion Ighalo on loan.
After failing to sign Erling Haaland, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continued to run for a striker who signed up in an attempt to strengthen his line of attack.
That search eventually went all the way, with a deal for Shanghai Shenhua and former Watford attacker Ighalo completed on the last day.
Paul Scholes has admitted that he is not convinced that Odion Ighalo gets the mark on Old Trafford
The former Watford attacker borrowed from Manchester United last month
However, Scholes is not convinced that the 30-year-old will be the answer to the problems of the Red Devils with Marcus Rashford excluded due to an injury.
“I don’t think he’s a long-term sign,” Scholes said Robbie Savage’s Premier League Breakfast on BBC Radio 5 Live.
‘I think his score in China is very good, but is it so credible? I do not know.
Scholes (R) believes that a good score in China is no sign that he will succeed at United
“He’s a real striker, I don’t think United has a striker. He plays with his back to the goal and he could bring players into the game.
‘It’s good to have an extra body, but if you’re United, you want an extra body with quality and he has to prove that.
“He will bring something else. I don’t see him start many games. “
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to sign an attacker last month after an injury to Marcus Rashford
Ighalo was nevertheless able to make his debut against Chelsea with the striker in line to be in the team after completing a forced 14-day spell away from his new side due to the fear of coronavirus.
The striker was made to train away from the AON complex in Carrington, with United taking the precautionary measure, despite the fact that Ighalo had not arrived from Wuhan in the UK, where the virus originated.
Ighalo spent three years on Vicarage Road and scored 39 goals for the club in 99 games.
The international Ighalo, Nigeria, scored 39 goals in 99 games over a three-year period with Watford