IGHALO EAGER TO STAR WITH POGBA AND FERNANDES AT MAN UNITED

IGHALO EAGER TO STAR WITH POGBA AND FERNANDES AT MAN UNITED

Even as he anticipates that his stay at Manchester United will be extended beyond June when the football activities worldwide resumes, retired Super Eagles’ forward, Odion Ighalo dreams of combining with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba.

According to British newspaper, Daily Mail, Ighalo sees such combination as possibly lifting Manchester United to great heights again.

His stay in Manchester United is however a temporary one as he was just a last transfer day sign-on in January.

Unexpectedly, he had been an instant hit, scoring four goals in eight outings at the club.

He dreams of a good combination with Pogba, who is recovering from leg injury and also hope to benefit from the arrival of Portuguese star, Fernandes.

“He (Pogba) is working hard to get back to fitness and imagine when we have Pogba and Bruno in the midfield, then you will see a different team – (Marcus) Rashford coming back also,’ Ighalo said in an interview with Juliet Bawuah.

‘Manchester United is going to be great again, winning games week in, week out. He’s a great player and it’s going to be a privilege to play with him.’

Ighalo knows Fernandes well as they spent time together in Italy seven years ago. The 30-year-old said the best is yet to come from his team-mate.  

‘Bruno is a fantastic player,’ he added. ‘I played with him in 2013-14 at Udinese. We’ve not seen the best of him yet in the Premier League.

‘Once Bruno Fernandes settles down in England you will see what that guy can do. He has vision, he wants the ball always. He can shoot, he can score goals, he is very intelligent.

‘Before the ball comes, he is a step ahead to know what he wants to do. In times to come you are going to see what he can do in the Premier League, even better than what he is doing now.’

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