Gary Neville sent a message to Odion Ighalo about Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez after Manchester United 2-0 win over Manchester City in the Premier League encounter at Old Trafford.

The 30-year-old former Super Eagles striker came off from the bench in the 88 minutes to replace Anthony Martial before Scott McTominay ensure three-point after Ederson howler.

But Neville believes Ighalo will have a better impact at Manchester United than Lukaku and Sanchez, who left the Theatre of Dreams last year to join Inter Milan on permanent basis and loan, respectively.

“A player with desperation and work ethic with less talent will do better at any club than a player that got more talent than we have had at Man United,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“Think of Lukaku being here and Sanchez being here and players like that over the last few years who have not wanted to be here.

“They have done okay for the club, Lukaku in particular, but if they do not want to be here, they are going to have a damaging effect in that dressing room, and Ighalo is going to have a brilliant effect in Man United dressing room.”

Odion Ighalo has scored three goals for Man United since joining the club last January transfer window.

The Nigerian striker will hope to lead Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to victory when they face LASK in the Europa League on Thursday.

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