Ole Gunnar Solskjaer provided a little explanation as to why Manchester United made a move, albeit, loan move for Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo.
You could sense the shock in the hearts of many when Manchester United made a loan move for the former Shanghai Shenhua striker in the January transfer window. While some thought it was a good signing, some others felt ‘the biggest club in the Premier League’ should have gone for an established, world class player.
Norwegian gaffer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has however explained his move for the former Watford striker, stating that the forward adds another dimension to his team’s play. He also stresses that it affords him the opportunity to rest Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood at different times.
Solskjaer made this revelation after Manchester United played out a goalless draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Red devils failed to capitalize on Chelsea’s woes as the London Blues played out a 2-2 draw against Leicester City.
In addition, the former Cardiff City boss stated that the extra competitions that United were involved in meant that they needed some extra legs.
“He (Ighalo) is a different type of striker, a proven goalscorer and a physical presence,” Solskjaer said on Saturday.
“It’ll also give us a chance to rest Mason [Greenwood] and Anthony [Martial] at times, as we’ve got so many games coming up.
“We want to go far in the Europa League, we want to go far in the FA Cup and we’ve got league games coming up, so it was important we had another type of striker to use.”
Ighalo could make his Premier Lesgue debut for the Red devils when they take on Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge on Monday, February 17.