‘Having this goal machine and Rashford in attack at Manchester United will cause any defender panic’ – Odion Ighalo

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Former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo believes Victor Osimhen is a ‘good fit’ for Manchester United and says he would urge the Napoli striker to join Erik ten Hag’s side this summer.

Osimhen has been in sublime form for Napoli with 21 goals in 26 appearances so far this season and is attracting interest from Manchester United.

“I think it’s a good fit because he is a young boy, he runs and he can score goals,” Ighalo told Sky Sports News.

“Having Victor Osimhen and Rashford in the top at Manchester United will cause any defender panic because they are two fast players and they are goalscorers. I think he will fit in Manchester United so well.

“I know him so well, he’s like a brother to me. We talk every once in a while, I advise him, I talk to him and I tell him to keep working hard and believe in himself, which he is doing. He is on the right path.

“He is a goalscorer, he never stops. Osimhen is like an ant. He is a striker that doesn’t give defenders a chance to rest, he is always going to be on you, he is always going to press you and he is not afraid.

“He is somebody who has the heart of a lion. He will try and put his head on any ball to try and score.

“He takes risks and I think it would be a feat for Man United, just in the same way this Argentina defender [Lisandro Martinez] – The Butcher… you see that guy going for every ball.”

Asked if he will tell him to join United, Ighalo replied: “We don’t speak about what his future holds, that is the work of his agent and is his privacy but if he asks me for my opinion and asked me what he should do, I would say to join Manchester United because it is the biggest club.”

When asked which striker he would compare Osimhen to, Ighalo said: “I think Didier Drogba.

“I remember Didier Drogba, the way he scored goals, the way he fought, the way he ran, the way he put his head and leg on every ball. He just wanted to score goals.”