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Ighalo not the right player for Man United – Warnock cautions

Former Cardiff City boss Neil Warnock has blasted Manchester United for signing ex-Super Eagles and Shanghai Shenhua forward Odion Ighalo on transfer deadline day.

United were eager to land an attacking options following Marcus Rashford’s back injury, and opted for the former Watford striker on a six-month loan deal.

Ighalo completed a switch away from the Premier League in 2017 to join Changchun Yatai in the Chinese topflight where he spent two seasons before joining Shanghai last February.

And while news emerged of a possible return to England continue to swirl, Warnock disclosed that Ighalo is not the right option for Man United as he recounted his previous experience with his representatives during his stint at Cardiff.

Neil Warnock
Neil Warnock

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“I tried to sign Ighalo when I was at Cardiff. His salary was over six figures a week, £100,000, something like that. His agent tells you one thing, then the other,” Warnock told Sky Sports News .

“Manchester United won’t have that problem with the terms. I’m not sure he’s the right player for United. He’s not consistent and isn’t the right type of player.

“They want young players. Why didn’t they go for Danny Ings? He’s someone similar to Marcus Rashford. It’s desperation,” Warnock cautioned.

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