– Ifeanyi Udeze has lamented the way his countryman Odion Ighalo is being treated at United
– The former Nigerian left-back has advised the player to review his situation and make a decision
– Ighalo who started brightly at the Premier League club is struggling now for playing time
Former Nigerian international Ifeanyi Udeze has lamented the treatment meted out to former Super Eagles star Odion Ighalo at English club Manchester United.
According to the former defender, Ighalo’s situation at the Premier League club is becoming an insult following the 31-year-old’s lack of playing time.
Ighalo’s who had a sensational start at the Old Trafford club scoring five goals in his first four starts has found it hard to break into the first team under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Despite the manager stating that the Nigerian will be involved during their FA Cup clash against the player’s former club Watford, he was yet again benched, a situation that infuriated Udeze.
He said on Brila FM, as cited in Complete Sports:
“I think Ighalo’s situation at Manchester United is now an insult. That he could not even still play in the FA Cup shows the amount of insult he is being subjected to at the club.
“This is someone who doesn’t get to play in the Premier League and now he cannot even play in the Cup game after the coach said he will be involved.
“For me I believe Ighalo is still a very good player who can contribute a lot to United so he shouldn’t allow what is happening now affect him. Thank God we are in January now so he should review his situation at United and make a decision.”
Ighalo who arrived on January 2020 deadline day on loan from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua on an initial six-month loan was able to extend it for a further six months.
He is billed to leave Manchester United on January 31 and expected to return to his club in the Asian country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that two clubs in the English Premier League are interested in the former Watford man as they have made tentative enquiries.
It was also gathered that as he is set to depart Englans, clubs in Saudi Arabia and Qatar are interested in signing him.
Ighalo earned a dream move to his boyhood club and became the first man from his country to play for the Red Devils.
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