Why Manchester United signed Ighalo – Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has welcomed the arrival of deadline-day signing Odion Ighalo to Manchester United.

The Shanghai Greenland Shenhua striker has joined the Reds, his boyhood idols, on loan for the remainder of the campaign.

Speaking after handing another new face, Bruno Fernandes, a debut against Wolves on Saturday, the boss provided more reaction to the capture of the Nigerian.

“It was very important,” Solskjaer told MUTV.

“I thought, with Marcus [Rashford] out for so long, the demands on Anthony [Martial] and Mason [Greenwood] would be high. We get an experienced goalscorer, top scorer in the Africa Cup of Nations last season. He’s a man with a big smile, a great personality, and a big Manchester United fan.”

“He’s going to savour this, enjoy this and give absolutely everything for us.”

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