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Solskjaer: Ighalo A ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ For Man United

Solskjaer: Ighalo A ‘Breath Of Fresh Air’ For Man United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Odion Ighalo has been a “breath of fresh air” at the club and there is every chance that he will be snapped up on a permanent basis at the end of the season.

Ighalo joined the Red Devils on a six-month loan deal from Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua in January.

The 30-year-old could lean on his previous Premier League experience at Watford and is also a top performer at international level.

“It doesn’t hurt [living the dream] but he’s here on merit, he’s here because he is a goalscorer and a different type of striker for us,” Solskjaer told Skysports.

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“We might get to the summer and think we want to extend this, who knows?

“He’s come in as a breath of fresh air as well. He had chances in his five minutes against Chelea, he scored against Bruges, he had chances against Watford, he had a very good save [from a shot] against Everton – there have been good saves, he doesn’t miss the target very often.

“Even for Anthony (Martial), Mason (Greenwood) and Marcus (Rashford) to learn that it is where the sharks are swimming. It’s comfortable outside the box and you can have a few shots. It’s in there where it might be a bit tougher and you might get hurt – that’s where you get goals.”

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