United legend says this player has proven him wrong

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Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has revealed he now believes in the abilities of Jude Odion Ighalo.

Ferdinand was one of those who didn’t think Ighalo was a right acquisition for United, but after the Nigerian’s stunning performances, the former player says he sees things differently now.

“Eight games, three starts, four goals and one assist. All you people saying ‘What are we doing signing him?’ I was one of them, I have to admit it,” the 41-year-old said during his live Instagram Q&A stream.

“He’s proven us all wrong. It’s refreshing to see someone like a supporter, he looks delighted to be there, like he’s saying thank you every day to Ole.

“It’s shocked me to see what he’s done, and he hasn’t turned them into world beaters but they needed something and he’s brought it.

“Rashford will appreciate playing with someone like this when he’s fit again. He’s got something different to all the other guys in the team.

“He’s something different if it’s not going our way in games. He has affected games every time he’s come on the pitch, that’s what I like.”

Ighalo’s form has been so good he has 4 goals and an assist from 8 games across all competitions. It’s also important to add that he hasn’t started in the Premier League yet.

Igbalo’s loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua expires in two months, but United are interested in an extension.

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