Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended his left-field signing of ex-Watford frontman Odion Ighalo.
Manchester United boss Solskjaer said of the Shanghai Shenhua star: “The injury to Marcus Rashford, it has to be said, we needed another forward and when we got the chance to get Odion on a loan that was for us a goalscorer, top scorer African Cup of Nations last year.
“Yeah, he can help the club. He is a very professional player, a good lad and will give something to the group.”
And Solskjaer hopes the 30-year-old can have the same instant impact he himself had when arriving from Molde in 1996.
The Norwegian said: “Well, it didn’t take me too long… I didn’t have a training session to come on.
“As a striker you get thrown on out there and it might be he’ll have to come off the bench and get us a goal and he does whatever he’s done.”