Odion Ighalo’s Manchester United squad number has been verified, using the striker to wear the particular number 25 shirt.
Ighalo, 30, joined United in the surprise The month of january transfer deadline day loan shift from Chinese Super League membership Shanghai Greenland Shanhua as the particular Red Devils scrambled to strengthen their attack.
Nigerian media documented on Monday that Ighalo acquired chosen the particular vacant No.25 shirt at United given the popularity of the squad quantity in the home country thanks to Nwankwo Kanu.
Ighalo’s Nigeria team-mate Wilfred Ndidi also wears the Simply no.25 shirt at Leicester Town due to Kanu’s inspiration.
Emmanuel Adebayor demanded exactly the same number from Arsenal to follow in Kanu’s footsteps, and also wore the particular No.4 shirt at worldwide level for Togo because Kanu chose that number for the particular Super Eagles.
Ighalo, a years as a child United fan, has described their move to Old Trafford because a “dream come true” – but former Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores warns it may take him time to find his rhythm back in the Premier League.
Flores says Ighalo will need at least a month to recover his fitness and ready himself for the increased physical demands of top–flight English football, plus does not be prepared to see the particular striker making his first-team first for a matter of several weeks.
“Mainly, the problem is exactly how they train in China,” said Flores.
“It is not really the same as in Britain.