Former Premier League Coach Slams Manchester United Loan Move For Odion Ighalo
Former Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has slammed Manchester United’s loan move for Odion Ighalo describing it as an act of “desperation”.
United completed a six-month loan deal for Ighalo from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua on transfer deadline day.
Ighalo was brought in as a replacement for the injured Marcus Rashford.
But Warnock who took Cardiff from the Championship to the Premier League in 2018, is not convinced it would be a good move for the club.
“I am not sure if it’s the right one, if I’m honest – not for Man Utd,” Warnock said on Sky Sports.
“I just think it is too up in the air. I don’t think he has been that consistent and I don’t think he is the right type of player.
And Warnock was not convinced it would be a good move for the club.
“I am not sure if it’s the right one, if I’m honest – not for Man Utd,” Warnock said on Sky Sports. ”I just think it is too up in the air. I don’t think he has been that consistent and I don’t think he is the right type of player.
“I think they have gone for the younger element at the minute and I don’t understand why they didn’t go for a Danny Ings, somebody like Danny Ings. He’s 27-years of age, English and similar to a Rashford-type of player.
“I think it is a little bit in desperation. But I think the Josh King thing was a bit of a last-minute thought.
“But I think Josh King would have been better than this for the way that they are building.”
Though United have endured their fair share of troubles of late, Warnock has paid credit to the way they are trying to rebuild the squad.
The former Sheffield United and Crystal Palace added: “I think it is the right way that they are building with Wan-Bissaka and James – people like that. That is the way forward.
“They are so far behind Man City and Liverpool – they are five years behind them.
“I think they have got to bring the youngsters back in and almost bring a Busby Babes team back into the squad and get the fans behind them that way.”