Odion Ighalo names iconic striking duo as Manchester United idols

Odion Ighalo is currently living every Manchester United’s fan dream.

The Nigerian striker is taking every opportunity handed to him by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he enjoys his short loan spell at Old Trafford.

Ighalo was a necessary, rather than exciting deadline day buy to offset the injury to Marcus Rashford and failure to replace Romelu Lukaku.

But he has impressed massively, scoring three goals in just four starts in all competitions. He is on his way for a permanent transfer to the club, if the season finishes with the uncertainty around the coronavirus.

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In a recent interview, the 30-year-old has been discussing his United hero’s he used to look up to, and picked out arguably the most iconic strike partnership in Premier League history.

“I watched Andy Cole growing up,” Ighalo told beIN Sports, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.

“Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke, they were two strikers at United who used to score goals. They were very strong and scored a lot of goals.”

Cole and Yorke’s partnership was crucial to United’s Treble success in 1999 and subsequent league titles the following two seasons.

Ighalo will continue to give all he can in a United shirt, and is prepared to take a huge pay cut to make his Old Trafford stay permanent, according to reports.

The Sun claim Ighalo is willing to halve his current £240,000-per-week wages to remain at United next season.


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