Former Manchester United striker Mark Hughes has admitted been “a little surprised” that ‘The Red Devils’ signed Odion Ighalo on loan till the end of the season.
On the back of a serious strikers’ crisis at Old Trafford, United have brought in Ighalo from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shensua till the end of the season.
“I am a little bit surprised because that’s not the level Manchester United should be looking at,” Hughes told Skysports.
“I agree with the type of player, they lack physicality in front.
“But whether or not he’s the right quality, only time will tell.”
Keith Andrews, who played alongside Ighalo at Watford, also expressed surprise at the loan move.
“He has a good hold-up play, has an eye for goal and he’s a good finisher,” he remarked.
“He proved his worth at Watford, but Manchester United is a different level.
“I can’t believe this, but we know the desperation of Manchester United at this time.”
Neil Warnock, who tried to sign the striker for Cardiff City, also admitted that United were on a higher level than Cardiff City.