Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has backed the club to sign Odion Ighalo permanently at the end of the season after his rapid rise with Premier League side. The Nigerian striker, 30, has scored four goals in his first eight matches for Manchester United since joining the club on loan from the Chinese Super League, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua in the January transfer window.
On Tuesday, it was reported that Manchester United have decided to pay up to £15million this summer to sign Odion Ighalo permanently as his temporary move from Shanghai Shenhua is set to end on May 31.
Discussing the transfer rumours during a Q&A session with his Instagram followers, ex-United defender Ferdinand said: ‘Wow, eight games, three starts in that, four goals and one assist. Ighalo, do you sign him for Manchester United now?
The 41 year also admitted that he was unsure when Manchester United signed Odion Ighalo , but he has now been convinced coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made the right choice when he brought in the Nigerian star.
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