Ighalo Must Fight For Manchester United Place, Says Ed Dove. The Nigeria striker may well have a difficult choice to make if he wants to extend his Old Trafford stay, argues Ed Dove.
While it’s trite to talk of sporting tragedies amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Odion Ighalo’s fairytale move to Manchester United is in danger of ending in early regret and disappointment.
The ridicule that accompanied Ighalo’s deadline-day signing at Old Trafford quickly turned to admiration and marvel when the Nigerian striker’s backstory and long-term affinity with the club came to light.
On one hand, yes, the Red Devils turning to a China-based striker, the wrong side of 30, to ease their goalscoring woes in the absence of Marcus Rashford was an indicator of the state the club find themselves in these days.