At the close of the transfer window in January 2020, Odion Ighalo made a surprise move from China to England, joining Manchester United on a six-month loan deal. Since then, the Lagos-born striker has played 8 times in the club, scoring 4 goals and making 1 assist.

In a recent interview in his YouTube channel, Rio Ferdinand (a Manchester United club legend, who played for the club from 2002 to 2014) has joined the many people calling for a permanent deal to be handed to Ighalo by the club.

In his words, ““It’s shocked me to see what he’s done. Listen, we’re not talking like he’s turned Man United into world-beaters, but United needed something, and he’s brought it in and given it, and that’s all you can ask for…. He’s warranted the opportunity to come in as a full-time player and what he’s given Manchester United which they didn’t have is someone they can pass the ball to and can hold it up, he’s got a physical presence, he can hold off a defender or two and lay the ball in for someone else to score.”

Do you think Manchester United will really hand Ighalo a permanent deal?


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