Odion Ighalo completed a temporary move to Manchester United on Friday, becoming the first Nigerian to play for the club.
Man Utd fans have reacted to the shock loan signing of Ighalo from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.
The striker is making his Premier League return after three years in China and is now expected to help United to get back into the top-four. A big ask but that’s why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made an emergency striker signing in January.
In England he previously spent two-and-a-half-years at Watford before moving to Asia.
United announced the signing of the former Nigeria international on transfer deadline day, following the long-term injury sustained by Marcus Rashford which could rule the forward out of action for three months.
✍ #MUFC can confirm that Odion Ighalo will join us on loan from Shanghai Shenhua until the end of the season.
Welcome, Odion! 🔴
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 1, 2020
Following the loan move, United fans took to Twitter to express their feelings:
Manchester Utd get Bruno Fernandes and Ighalo 😊👍 Meanwhile, Chelsea fought hard to overturn their transfer ban…….only to not sign any players at all🤦🙈😂 pic.twitter.com/uXWvk1GXMs
— 🇾🇪Gaz👽 (@gurnzy82) February 1, 2020
Ighalo gonna do bits don’t @ me #GGMU
— Chelsie (@chelsiejsparks) February 1, 2020
A lot of whinging on my time line personally I am happy we needed a midfielder and a forward and got both.
Bruno is the one I wanted ighalo was a surprise.
So far Ole has not brought real dross compared to previous managers.
So let’s have a go at 4th place #upfr
— P.J (@pjstretfordend) February 1, 2020
For Premier League:
Apps: 82 Goals: 33
Apps: 82 Goals: 32
— Man United in Pidgin (@ManUtdInPidgin) February 1, 2020
Ighalo is not a tier1 striker but he can always bring in results. Welcome to the Theater of Dreams, Odion. pic.twitter.com/ULEpLyBcOI
— 🐐🐐 Town Crier (@Mr_Fowowe) February 1, 2020
Odion Ighalo has just signed for the club of his dreams and has also just become the first ever Nigerian to ever play for Manchester United. He must be buzzing right now. Really happy for him. 🇳🇬🔴
— Ryan. 🔴 (@Vintage_Utd) February 1, 2020
— shanba,lee (@ChibykMartins) February 1, 2020
— Michael OJ. (@mrmicheal_) January 31, 2020