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Manchester United legend Scholes speaks on Ighalo’s contract extension

Manchester United legend has had his say after Nigeria’s striker Odion Ighalo extended his loan deal with the English club.

It wasn’t easy but the the former Watford striker got his wish of staying at the Old Trafford for another eight month.

And Paul Scholes who wasn’t sure about Odion Ighalo signing has hailed the Nigerian for bringing something different to Manchester United.

‘You have to say his [Solskjaer] three or four signings have been excellent,’ Scholes told MUTV.

‘I was a little bit dubious about the Ighalo one, I wasn’t quite sure how that would work, but you have to say that’s worked as well.

‘He’s a different kind of player from the players we had, a bit more of a target man which we miss and he seems to have settled in really well, scoring goals.’

Scholes has been impressed with the job his former team-mate, Solskjaer, has done since taking over the reins from Jose Mourinho and believes the ‘future is bright’ for the Red Devils.

‘There’s so much competition for places now but that’s all part of being a Manchester United player,’ the legendary ex-United midfielder added.

‘Once you’ve got the shirt you have to try and keep it, you have to perform week in, week out and make sure the player – the good player – waiting behind to get a game that you don’t allow the manager to pick him because of your performance.

‘The future’s bright, I think Ole is doing really well, he’s got a really good attacking team. You think of the players you’ve got, the [Anthony] Martials, the [Marcus] Rashfords, [Bruno] Fernandes, [Paul] Pogba when he’s back, [Scott] McTominay – really good young players – Brandon Williams coming into it.

‘I think it’s a really exciting time.’

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