Former Chelsea and Leeds United forward Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink aforementioned Odion Ighalo’s move to old Trafford highlights the distinction between Manchester United and Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester city.
The Red Devils completed a late loan move for Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua on transfer deadline day as they reinforced their offensive choices after losing Marcus Rashford to injury.
Prior to the deal, the Nigerian forward was in Shanghai with the remainder of his teammates getting ready for their AFC Champions League opener after scoring ten goals in seventeen league appearances last year.
Surprised by the move, Hasselbaink aforementioned Ighalo was neither United’s favorite nor variety two transfer target in January, however he believes the 2019 Africa Cup of nations top scorer rode his luck to the Theatre of Dreams.
“He should be the luckiest man! going to China , being away from Europe no one seeing him for 2 and a half years since he was at Watford then getting a loan move at United,” the ex- Netherlands striker told SkySports.
“Wow. that does not happen!
“It says however how behind United are from Liverpool, Manchester city and even Chelsea. they need got a big job ahead.
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“They required someone in. i believe he wasn’t their number one and that i would be shocked if he was their number 2 or 3 likewise.
“He is getting a chance and he will certainly get minutes and that we can see if he will do it.”
The former Watford attacker is back in England, and he arrived in Manchester on Sunday before his formal unveiling by the Red Devils.