- Odion Ighalo is the natural no.9 Man United have lacked this season, Berbatov says
- Berbatov says it is good to see Man United move for Ighalo who is very passionate about the club
- Ighalo revealed he had to take a pay cut to join Man United
Former Man United striker Dimitar Berbatov has identified club’s new signing Odion Ighalo as the perfect natural number nine the Red Devils need in their attack this season.
According to Berbatov, Man United's move for Ighalo is a good one, and his experience in the Premier League will be of added advantage to the club.
Speaking in an interview with Betfair, Berbatov noted that he was impressed with Ighalo’s first interview as a Man United player, adding that it is good to see Man United move for a striker who is very passionate about the club.
Berbatov said: "It is a good move for Man United because Ighalo has played in the league, and did well with Watford, so he will know what to expect.
"Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial both like to cut in from the left so United have arguably lacked a natural number nine this season. That’s what Ighalo should give them."
Odion Ighalo joined Man United from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua on loan until the end of the season.
In his first interview as a Man United player, Ighalo revealed he had to take a pay cut to join the club as he didn’t hesitate when United came calling on deadline day.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen continued his fine goal scoring form in the Ligue 1 as he got Lille’s opener in a 2-0 away win against Angers on Friday, February 7.
Osimhen scored his 12th league goal of the season as he handed Christophe Galtier's men the lead in the 14th minute thanks to a fine assist from Jonathan Bamba.
Bamba launched a long ball to Osimhen who brought it down perfectly before lobbing the ball over Angers goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle.
It was Victor Osimhen’s 17th goal in all competitions this season as he has also registered four assists.
Osimhen has scored four goals for Super Eagles since he broke into the first team playing seven games so far for the three-time African champions.
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