Nigerian national and former Watford striker Odion Ighalo returned to the Premier League to charge for Manchester United arriving on loan from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua to the end of the season.

Former Watford Striker Odion Ighalo. Photo/Courtesy

The 30-year-old Nigerian striker is set to fill in for injured Marcus Rashford in a feat to garner more goals for the re-grouping premier league giants.

Ighalo made 55 Premier League appearances for Watford between August 2015 and January 2017, scoring 16 goals and adding four assists.

The aging lad was named the competition’s Player of the Month for December 2015 after delivery a sparkly performance for the Hornets.

Ighalo made a move to Changchun Yatai where he made 55 appearance and scored 36 goals before heading to Shanghai Shenhua where he has since played 17 matches and netted 10 goals.

Former Watford Striker Odion Ighalo. Photo/Courtesy

Despite him having flaws in ball holding, offside awareness, aeriel duel and passing the lad is much sober in ball finishing a thing which United dearly need.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has since backed the signing of the Nigerian international opining that he will be of much help with Rashford set to watch the game from the sidelines due to a long-term injury.

Injured Marcus Rashford (L) With Manchester United Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (R) photo/Courtesy

“It was very important,” Solskjaer told MUTV. “I thought, with Marcus [Rashford] out for so long, the demands on Anthony [Martial] and Mason [Greenwood] would be high. We get an experienced goalscorer, top scorer in the Africa Cup of Nations last season. He’s a man with a big smile, a great personality and a big Manchester United fan.

”Not only was he top scorer in the Africa Cup of Nations but I know him from way back when he was in Norway 10-12 years ago. His career has developed and he gives us a different option up front.

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