Man United offered striker ahead of Transfer Deadline Day

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The injury suffered by striker Marcus Rashford earlier this month has forced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to look for a new striker in the January transfer window.

Manchester United have been offered the opportunity to sign ex-Watford striker Odion Ighalo as the Red Devils take their search for a new striker into the last two days of the January transfer window.

The 30-year-old forward, who is currently playing for Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua, left the Premier League to secure a big-money move to the Far East in 2017.

His two-year spell in the Far East has yielded huge success for the Nigerian international who has managed to score twenty-four goals for his new club.

Provided United decide to move ahead with their reported interest in the attacker, it is reported they could secure his services on the transfer deadline day.

Man United given the chance to sign Ighalo

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Daily Mirror reports that Ighalo reportedly wants out of China after its domestic league was delayed earlier this month due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country.

It is further being claimed that having bid farewell to his teammates in the Far East, Ighalo is flying back to Europe to secure a move back to European football.

The Nigerian international claimed last year that he turned down the opportunity to move to Barcelona after the Catalan club came calling for his services.

Ighalo had claimed that while the prospect of a move to La Liga allured him, the fact that the Camp Nou side were only able to offer him the role of a back-up striker made him turn down their overtures.


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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Marcus Rashford of Manchester United during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Even before the injury suffered by Rashford ruled out the England international for up to four months, Man United were short of options in their attacking department.

The summer departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan, coupled with the Red Devils’ decision not to sign a replacement for the departed duo, made the club overly dependent on the likes of Rashford, Anthony Martial and youngster Mason Greenwood.

The trio has performed brilliantly this season when fit but repeated injuries suffered by Rashford, and Martial has increased the workload on their 18-year-old fellow striker, who has repaid the trust by scoring 8 goals in 24 appearances in all competitions for his side.

However, while United could have afforded to go the whole season without bringing in a new forward, Rashford’s untimely injury has made them incredibly lean on the attacking front. Consequently, with six points separating them from 4th placed Chelsea, a new striker is a necessity if Solskjaer’s side wants to reinforce their push for securing Champions League football next season.

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