- Odion Ighalo became the first-ever Nigerian to join Man United
- The former Super Eagles forward will wear jersey number 25 at Old Trafford
- Former Barcelona star Gudjohnsen believes the move was a wrong one
- The 41-year-old insisted they could have gone for Danny Ings instead
Former Barcelona and Chelsea star Eidur Gudjohnsen has slammed Manchester United over their choice to sign Nigerian star Odion Ighalo until the end of the season.
The Red Devils were forced to land the former Super Eagles striker due to their shortage of personnel in the attacking position.
Having sold Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan, the club failed to bring a replacement for him as they mainly bank on Marcus Rashford to get the job done.
However, they became desperate when the England international suffered back injury in their 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup third-round replay in mid-January.
United were linked with a move for Edinson Cavani and a few other strikers but ended up settling down for Ighalo on transfer deadline day.
And Manchester Evening News reports that 41-year-old believes the club agreed to sign the former Watford man because they no longer attract top players.
The 30-year-old is currently contracted to the Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua but will spend the remainder of this season on loan at Old Trafford.
The publication further reveals that the China-based star is expected to join his new team on a warm-up training camp this weekend in a bid to get ready for his debut soon.
United are up against Chelsea in their next Premier League encounter on Monday 17 February.
The two-time Premier League winner told Sky Sport: "It comes back to the time of the season of this [Ighalo] transfer as well. I don't think any of the best strikers are available,"
"I don't think any of the best strikers are eager to join United anymore."
Gudjohnsen joins Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and other stars who have condemned the move by the Red Devils.
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Hasselbaink suggested Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should have opted for Southampton forward Danny Ings instead.
“He must be the luckiest man! Going to China, being away from Europe nobody seeing him for 2 and a half years since he was at Watford and then getting a loan move at United,” Hasselbaink said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United confirmed the signing of Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo for a six-month deal from Chinese league side Shanghai Shenhua.
He became the first-ever Nigerian to sign for the Red Devils in a sensational return to the Premier League on a short term deal.
Man United legends tip Ighalo to succeed at Old Trafford United were in desperate need of a striker who can fill the void for injured Marcus Rashford and Ighalo emerged on their transfer consideration list.
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