ExNigerian international and Manchester United striker Jude Odion Ighalo has said his new EPL team can beat any team in the world when at their best. Odion Ighalo who signed for his boyhood team Man Utd earlier this year on a 6-month loan deal which is set to expire at the end of the season has since scored 4 goals in his last 3 starts for the team and 8 games in total. Ighalo was quoted say this during an interview with the BBC;
“We have what it takes to do even better,”
“We are capable of beating any team if we play to our standard and play very well.
Man Utd is unbeaten in the last 11 games and considering just 2 goals during that run defeating local rival and EPL defending champions Manchester City during the run, Odion Ighalo believes the current run is sustainable because it was achieved based on hard work, belief and determination, the group is together working towards one goal. He went further to say;
“I’m not saying we’re not going to lose games – sometimes we will. But we are sticking together, fighting together, and our belief is there. I think we have what it takes to do even better than we are doing now.
He also revealed the panic to make his move from China possible with the coronavirus scare.
“When my agent told me about it, I was hoping and longing, but I was having doubts in my mind because I was in China. How was I going to fly to the UK? Am I going to beat this coronavirus to get in and United have another striker they are looking at?
“I was happy my name was being mentioned but I did not put my mind on it 100% because I thought it was not going to happen because of the situation in China.
Odion Ighalo also had high praises for his current teammate Bruno Fernandes, who arrived in January as coincided with Man Utd’s recent fantastic run of form.
“What Fernandes brings is unbelievable. It’s not my first time playing with Bruno. I played with him at Udinese back in 2010.
“He’s a great player. He has vision. He’s the guy who wants the ball because he can do something fantastic with it if you give him space. He’s a good passer of the ball and he’s what this team needs to score goals.
“You’re still going to see more and better from him because he is still getting used to the Premier League. When he’s finally settled Bruno Fernandes is going to do well in this team.
“Before I came here I knew Manchester United were looking at him and I was hoping they would get him because he is a good player and I knew he was going to change the dynamic of the team.
“He’s not going to have the best game every time but what he is going to bring to the team is going to be unbelievable.”
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