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Former Chelsea forward Eidur Gudjohnsen believes Manchester United’s decision to bring Odion Ighalo to Old Trafford proves the club can no longer attract the best strikers of the world.
The Nigerian international has joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua during the January transfer window.
The 30-year-old forward is expected to make his debut in the club’s Premier League fixture against Chelsea on February 17.
Speaking on the player’s transfer, Gudjohnsen told Sky Sports: “It comes back to the time of the season of this [Ighalo] transfer as well. I don’t think any of the best strikers are available. I don’t think any of the best strikers are eager to join United anymore.”
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink also agreed with his fellow, suggesting that Untied should have been “throwing money” at Danny Ings instead.
“He must be the luckiest man! Going to China, being away from Europe nobody seeing him for 2 and a half years since he was at Watford and then getting a loan move at United. Wow. That doesn’t happen! It says how far behind United are from Liverpool, Manchester City and even Chelsea. They have got a big job ahead. They needed somebody in. I think he was not their number one and I would be surprised if he was their number two or three as well. He is getting an opportunity, and he will definitely get minutes, and we will see if he can do it,” Hasselbaink said.