Odion Ighalo: Rio Ferdinand believes striker will add experience to Man United

Odion Ighalo: Rio Ferdinand believes striker will add experience to Man United

- Odion Ighalo move to Man United has generated lots of reaction from fans and former club players

- United legend Rio Ferdinand has revealed Ighalo's importance to the team but also allayed his fears

- The 30-year-old is expected to make his debut for the Red Devils in their Premier League fixture against Chelsea

Odion Ighalo will add more experience to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Man United, according to Rio Ferdinand.

After signing a six month deal during the January window, Red Devils' legend Ferdinand claims the 30-year-old will help the young team perform better in an exclusive interview with Legit.ng.

“Experience is one thing he (Ighalo) can bring to the club (Man United). He is international for Nigeria and has played in the Premier League before."

But the 2007 Champions League winner also allayed his fears regarding Ighalo's move from the growing Chinese Super League to the world class Premier League.

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"The only thing I’m concerned about is the fact he is coming from China. They tried to build a league there but the standard is nothing compared to the Premier League."

“For two years he was in China, will he be able to comeback to the Premier League and fit straight in? this is a big if. But I hope he does.”

Many quarters have questioned United for hiring a player of Ighalo's quality where other options can be harnessed.

Chelsea legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes Southampton's Danny Ings and Wolves' Raul Jimenez are better options for the ex-Super Eagles star.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Odion Ighalo's six month loan move to Man United have been supported by the club's legends.

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On the transfer deadline day, the former Super Eagles star secured a move to Old Trafford from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.

On Sky Sports deadline day show, former Red Devils stars Mark Hughes and Japp Stam were guest on the TV show.

Legit.ng had also reported that Odion Ighalo became a hotcake during the January transfer window with a number of top European clubs vying for his signature. And at the end of the deadline day, the Shanghai Shenhua striker ended up signing for Manchester United.

The Nigeria striker will have to play for up to six months to convince his employers to secure a permanent deal for him at Old Trafford.

But according to reports from Sky Sports, the former Watford star was also being wooed by Jose Mourinho's Tottenham and Antonio Conte's Inter Milan.

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Source: Legit

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