Ighalo not ‘credible’ enough to play for Man United, says Schole

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Massimiliano Allegri is reportedly "in pole position" to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager.

"He's out of that two-week period of precaution we made and let's see if he's involved or not".

"As a striker you get thrown on and it might be he'll have to come off the bench and give us a goal", Solskjaer said. "At Manchester United you don't get two weeks without games when you've got everyone, it is up to the boys to show freshness". We've kept in touch with him and we've done our own programme, he's done his.

"He'll be involved with us and travel down with us". It was always going to be a case of him having to integrate to the group anyway after having been out in China.

"He is an out-and-out centre forward, I don't think United have an out-and-out centre forward".

United moved to sign Ighalo on deadline day as cover for top scorer Marcus Rashford, who is out for at least three months with a double stress fracture of the back. We want to win more games and I think, for every game we play together, we become better and better.

The Nigerian player has still not trained with the main team ever since his arrival, he is training in a separate facility away from the club's Carrington training centre. A year later, a move to Udinese in Italy eventually led to loan spells with Spanish club Granada (twice), Italian side Cesena and Watford in the Premier League.While at Vicarage Road with the Hornets, Ighalo impressively scored 39 goals from 99 appearances across all competitions.

"With the injury to Marcus Rashford we needed another forward and when we got the chance to get Odion on loan, the top scorer in the African Nations a year ago, we thought he can help the club".

"We needed another forward and when we got the chance to get Odion on a loan, that was for us a goalscorer".

Solskjaer confirmed he does not expect any of United's injured players to return at Stamford Bridge, meaning midfield duo Scott McTominay (knee) and Paul Pogba (ankle) will remain sidelined. I think his scoring record in China is very good, but is it credible?



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