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‘Ighalo was good in China, is that credible?’ – Man Utd legend Scholes not expecting many starts from striker

Manchester United’s decision to snap up Odion Ighalo in January has been questioned by Paul Scholes, with the Red Devils legend not convinced that a prolific strike rate in China is “credible” enough to secure a regular starting spot at Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer found himself in the market for more firepower throughout the winter transfer window and that search ended up going down to the wire, with a deal for Ighalo done on deadline day.

The Nigeria international is a proven performer with prior Premier League experience from a spell at Watford, while also being a United fan, but Scholes is not convinced that the 30-year-old will be the answer to the Red Devils’ problems with Marcus Rashford ruled out through injury.