Video of Man Utd's Odion Ighalo 'destroying the Chinese Super League'


Manchester United fans are itching to get their first glimpse of Odion Ighalo.

The former Watford striker seemed a bizarre choice from the Red Devils last month, but supporters are starting to come round to the fact a boyhood United fan could be leading their line.

Marcus Rashford's middle-term injury has seen the goals dry up at the 'Theatre of Dreams' and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opted for a man with experience in England's top flight.

Ighalo was sensational during his debut Premier League season, scoring 15 goals in 37 games, only for a bout of second-season-syndrome to bring the curtain down on his time in England.

So, how has Ighalo been playing since he kissed goodbye to Vicarage Road?

Ighalo's time in China

Well, Ighalo has been spending time with Changchun Yatai and Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League, making 74 appearances and finding the net 46 times.

That's a pretty decent record, but how much credence can United fans take from that given the standard of football in the world's most populous nation?

Viral videos of players like Yaya Toure, Yannick Carrasco and Alexandre Pato playing in Chinese football have long since indicated that it's a playground for talent from European football.


Ighalo's highlights in Chinese football

And now a similar montage is doing the rounds for Ighalo.

YouTuber ScoutNationHD has gathered over one million views in less than a week for his video titled: "10 Minutes of Odion Ighalo Destroying the Chinese Super League."

It highlights some of Ighalo's best skills and goals across his three years in China and we'll let you decide whether his brilliance is down to the league or his own ability.

Check out the full video down below to make up your mind:

GIVEMESPORT's Kobe Tong says

It's an alright signing. Middle of the road, vanilla, nondescript.

Ighalo might show glimpses of his Watford form seeing as he'll have more quality around him and you just know he'll give everything for the United cause, but I can't see him scoring more than five goals.

It just feels as though United are settling for a standard below the one they used to set for themselves.


Either they should have invested their trust in Solskaer's supposed long-term project and backed Mason Greenwood or they should have angled for a full-blown Romelu Lukaku replacement.

This short-term fix screams self-consciousness and is frankly a lame throw of the dice at Champions League qualification.

Ighalo is a decent, decent footballer, don't get me wrong, but this just seems like a slightly more fashionable version of Kevin-Prince Boateng going to Barcelona.