Ole reveals how Ighalo has already impressed
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is happy to report that loan signing Odion Ighalo has already displayed his goalscoring abilities throughout his first training sessions as a Red.
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations top scorer showed flashes of his combative qualities against the Blues and almost scored, too, when a low shot was saved by Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Cabballero.
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“Well I'm not going to tell the team,”said Ole.
“But we're going to have to rotate with all the games we've got coming up and he's one of them that could start. We've not 100 per cent decided yet.”
When asked to explain what qualities Odion will bring to the Reds, Solskjaer praised the different attributes that he possesses and provided an insight into his bedding-in period so far.
“Well for me Odion is a different type of striker for us,”the boss told reporters in Belgium.
“He's a box striker, he's a goalscorer. We've already seen in training that he really knows his craft.
Ole eager to see more of OdionVideo
“He knows how to play as a centre-forward and he's a fantastic professional, and human being, and he's already added to the squad. The boys have learned his song already, so they've taken to him.
“So I hope he's going to sharpen up quickly, because we know he's been out of season and he needs to do a little bit extra after training most of the time and we try to give him as much game time as possible.
“Unfortunately he didn't score against Chelsea, he had a good chance, that would have been a good start, but I'm sure he will take his chances.”
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