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Man Utd slammed for trying to sell Ighalo’s No25 shirt before unveiling

Manchester United have begun trying to flog Odion Ighalo’s shirt – before even unveiling the new loan signing.

The 30-year-old will wear the 25 shirt, previously worn by Marouane Fellaini – but many fans want to see pictures of the Nigerian actually wearing it.

The Red Devils completed the shock move on Deadline Day, but no images or footage of Ighalo at Carrington has yet emerged.

And that fact hasn’t gone unnoticed, with fans demanding that they see their new man in the red of Man United.


While another demanded: “GIVE US SOMW PICTURES”.

“Announce Ighalo pics,” another echoed.

One exasperated fan pleaded: “Admin should give us video and pictures of him. You guys should stop being biased. Nonsense”.

The transfer has been roundly mocked, with Ighalo not having been seen in European football since leaving Watford for Changchun Yatai in 2017.

And even the Red Devils’ own fans have been mocking the move.

After Ighalo’s 25 shirt was posted on Instagram, many commenters made jokes about their club.

Referencing the number, one laughed: “That’s how many goals he’s scoring this season”.

While another quipped: “Already the best player of this squad”.

“The next Andy Cole,” another joked.

After landing in Manchester, Ighalo himself admitted that the shock transfer was a dream come true.

Returning from a goal-laden spell in China during which he bagged 46 goals, he told reporters: “It’s been crazy. I’m obviously happy to be in Manchester. This is a great opportunity for me.

“It’s a dream come true because since I was a kid I’ve followed and dreamt about Manchester United a lot.

“I’m grateful to God and my agent and to the coach that gave me this opportunity to be here.

“I am happy to be here to work hard with the team and finish the season very well.”

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