Manchester United new arrival Odion Ighalo could get Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sack at Old Trafford if he fails to perform during his five months loan spell at Old Trafford says Arsenal legend and former England international, Paul Merson.
Red Devils made a shocking deadline day loan move for 2019 Africa Cup of Nationa Golden Boot winner from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua as a replacement for the injured Marcus Rashford.However, Manchester United fail to bring Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, now at Borussia Dortmund and Bournemouth’s Josh King, Lyon’s Moussa Dembele and PSG all-time leading goalscorer Edison in the winter transfer window before settled for Ighalo.
Ighalo, 30, scored 16 times in 55 Premier League appearances for Watford before joining Chinses club two years ago but Merson doubts whether ex-Super Eagles striker has what it take impress at Old Trafford.He told Daily Star:
“Odion Ighalo could be the final straw at Manchester United.”If that signing is a disaster then Ed Woodward and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are in big trouble.
“Don’t get me wrong. He could rediscover the form he once he had at Watford and be a huge success. But he could be the biggest laughing stock the Premier League has ever seen.”Only time will tell.