Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has said Odion Ighalo is the solution to one major problem recent club striker have failed to solve.
After watching the former Watford man scoring twice to help United to a 3-0 win against Derby in a FA Cup game at the Pride Park on Thursday.
A satisfied Rio Ferdinand gushed over what he saw from the Nigerian that he said he is better than Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford who have been the club’s number 9 options.
He also mentioned that he misjudged him but now a believer in his abilities.
‘If you have an opportunity to sign a player at the beginning of the January window, he is not the guy you are going to sign but what he does bring is a point.
“A point where they can focus and play into him from the midfield. He offers the platform to run off.
“Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial want the ball in behind and not to bring people in ‘When the ball gets played into him, if Rashford or Martial were there they wouldn’t have made themselves available like that,” he said over footage of his goal.
“To be there first is great considering the pressure he is under. He’s in the centre of goal and he’s a physical presence. That’s what he adds to this team.”
Odion Jude Ighalo has scored a total of three goals in just four games he has played for Manchester United since he joined them.