Ighalo arrived from Chinese membership Shanghai Shenhua on mortgage till the top of the season, and the boyhood United fan revealed he has watched a lot of the membership’s video games this season.
Like many supporters, he feels United have lacked a bodily presence to occupy the field this season, however is assured he has the instruments to solve that problem.
Asked if he brings totally different qualities to the desk, Ighalo advised MUTV: ‘Yeah, because sometimes I watch the games and they don’t have like a striker who stays principally within the center.
‘[Anthony] Martial likes to return from the aspect, even [Marcus] Rashford and all that. So they want somebody within the center who can maintain the ball, maintain the ball.
‘Because I watched so many United games and they need that physicality there to keep the ball, to give, to make some movement. Which I believe, if everything goes well, I can add to the team.’
While Rashford is presently sidelined, Ighalo will compete for a spot in United’s attacking line-up with Martial and teen Mason Greenwood – and he is a giant fan of all three.
He continued: ‘These gamers are nice gamers. Greenwood is an excellent participant, younger, superb left foot. I watched a few of his video games.
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‘Martial is very skilful, he can do so much magic with the ball. And Rashford for me is one of the best, if not the best, young players in Europe right now. He’s doing so nicely, he’s scoring objectives, he’s quick and he has good approach.
‘Unfortunately he’s injured now however I’m trying ahead to play with him as a result of he’s a great participant. So for me it’s only a plus to the workforce to work arduous with these guys and ensure we finish the season very nicely.’