Man Utd target second mediocre striker, as Ole wants ‘quality’

Date published: Friday 24th January 2020 1:56 - Will Ford

Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo is reportedly a loan target for Manchester United following Marcus Rashford’s injury.

He is the second former Premier League striker to be linked with the Red Devils in a matter of hours, after Islam Slimani was also linked with a move to Old Trafford.

After their 2-0 defeat to Burnley at Old Trafford in midweek, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer indicated that the club are in need of “quality” signings, with Paul Pogba as well as Rashford, currently sidelined.

And Sky Sports claim the Red Devils are chasing Ighalo as well as Slimani.

Former Watford forward Ighalo is with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua and has two years left on his contract while Slimani is on loan at Monaco from Leicester.


Nigeria international Ighalo scored 17 goals in 55 Premier League appearances for the Hornets before securing a move to Chinese League One in 2017.

Slimani has 13 goals in 46 appearances for his parent club Leicester but has been loaned out to Newcastle, Fenerbahce and Monaco since his arrival at the King Power Stadium in 2016 from Sporting Lisbon.


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