Ighalo Checks Into Lowry Hotel Ahead Of Man Utd Medical

Ighalo Checks Into Lowry Hotel Ahead Of Man Utd Medical

Manchester United new man, Odion Ighalo was pictured checking into the Lowry Hotel ahead of his medical at the club.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side stunned the world when they brought the Nigeria international to the club on Friday, agreeing to cover a third of the Shanghai Shenhua striker's huge £300,000-a-week wages.

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Ighalo has been signed by Solskjaer amid the manager's determination to see his side score more goals.

And the 30-year-old has now checked in at the Lowry Hotel ahead of his medical with the club.

Ighalo appears to be in good spirits, laughing and joking with some friends and waving to the photographers in attendance.

And he's now set to undergo a medical later this afternoon.

Once he passes it, he should be able to make his United debut against Chelsea after the Premier League winter break on February 17.

Solskjaer was asked about Ighalo on Saturday, shortly after the Red Devils' goalless draw with Wolves at Old Trafford.

 “He’s a different type of striker – a proven goal-scorer, a physical presence,” he said.

 “It gives us a chance to rest Mason (Greenwood) and Anthony (Martial) at times.

“We want to go far in the Europa League, FA Cup. It was important we have another type of striker to use.

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“Marcus (Rahsford) is out for a little while and with him back we’re a different team.”

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