Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has doubts over Ighalo’s ability to deliver

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has expressed doubts over new signing Odion Ighalo. The former United midfielder is unsure of the player’s ability to deliver for the club.

“I don’t think he’s a signing for the long term. I think his scoring record in China is very good but is it that credible? I don’t know,” he told BBC Radio 5 live.

“He is an out-and-out centre forward, I don’t think United have an out-and-out centre forward. He’ll play with his back to goal and he might bring players into play.

“It’s good to have an extra body, but when you’re United you want an extra body with quality and he’s got that to prove. He’ll bring something different. I don’t see him starting many games.”

The 30-year-old joined the club on loan from Shanghai Shenhua on the transfer deadline day.

He could make his debut for the club in Monday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea.