Why Ighalo Can’t Replace Rashford, Martial In Man Utd’s Starting Line-up – Amokachi

Daniel Amokachi, a former Super Eagles forward has pointed out why Nigerian international, Odion Ighalo can’t replace Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in Manchester United’s starting line-up.

Amokachi disclosed that Ighalo can’t replace Rashford and Martial because United bought him as a backup striker.

He made the assertion while speaking with Brila FM.

Amokachi stated that with Rashford’s return from injury, Ighalo who once played for Watford will remain on the bench.

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He said:

“Manchester United brought in Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua as a back up to then injured Rashford. Now, Rashford is back from injury and so Ighalo has to take a back seat again.

“We cannot expect him to have more playing time than the likes of Rashford and Anthony Martial because he is only a back up there.”

Since joining Manchester United from Chinese side, Shanghai Shenhua, the former Super Eagles player has scored five goals and provided one assist in all competition.

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Ighalo had joined Manchester United during the January transfer from Chinese Super League.