Odion Ighalo has outlined his role at Manchester United with the striker having moved to Old Trafford on a six-month loan from Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Shenhua until the end of the season.
The 30-year-old has explained that he will be a central striker, allowing the likes of Anthony Martial and Rashford, when fit, to play around him.
“Yeah, because sometimes I watch the game,” Ighalo said in his first interview with Manchester United’s official website.
“They have a striker that stays mostly in the middle, because Martial likes to come from the side, even Rashford and all that, so you need someone in the middle that can keep the ball, hold the ball because I’ve watched so many United games.
“So they need a physicality there up front to keep the ball, to give and to make some movement, which I believe, if everything goes well, I can add to the team.”
The Nigerian had impressed when he was with Watford in the Premier League, scoring 16 goals.
Ighalo also spoke a bit of what he has learned while being in China.
He added: “Well, there’s not much to describe about me.
“I’m very fast, I’m skilful, I’m strong, I have good techniques, so I can find my way in the field of play.
“When I get started, I just have to keep going and gel with the team, so that everything will work out very fine.”
The former Super Eagles striker could be in action for United after the winter break when the Red Devils face Chelsea on February 17.
This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago