Odion Ighalo may show to be a shrewd addition for Manchester United and the proper match for the quantity 9 void at Outdated Trafford, Dimitar Berbatov has mentioned.
The Purple Devils have been missing a dominant central striker since agreeing to half with Romelu Lukaku in the summertime of 2019.
Many have questioned that call after seeing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer put religion in Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford – two forwards who’ve tended for use in wider roles.
With England worldwide Rashford having now additionally been sidelined by way of harm, United had been left with no selection however to search out one other frontman within the winter switch window.
That search went all the way down to the wire, with hyperlinks to a number of high-profile figures coming to nothing earlier than former Watford star Ighalo was snapped up from Shanghai Shenhua on an preliminary mortgage deal.
Eyebrows had been raised as that deadline-day deal was pushed by way of, however Berbatov feels the Nigeria worldwide with previous Premier League expertise might be a helpful choice.
The previous Purple Devils striker informed Betfair: “I feel it’s a very good transfer for United as a result of Ighalo has performed within the Premier League, and did effectively with Watford, so he’ll know what to anticipate.
“He’s scored loads of targets in China and his document for Nigeria is spectacular too. I need to see him play as quickly as potential as a result of I’m curious to see how he’ll match into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans.
“Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial each like to chop in from the left so United have arguably lacked a pure striker this season. That’s what Ighalo ought to give them and I will likely be to see how they play with him within the aspect.
“I preferred Ighalo’s interview by which he mentioned how joyful he was to maneuver to Outdated Trafford. He was so eager that he informed his agent he would settle for a pay lower. It’s nice to see United signal a participant who’s passionate in regards to the membership. They want gamers like that.”