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Odion Ighalo has joined Manchester United on loan

Nearly all Premier League clubs have big scouting and recruitment departments who watch and analyse players from all over the world.

They constantly collect data and information on targets and there are endless reports and meetings. Lists of targets in each position are analysed and scrutinised.

With all that in mind, why have a club as big and rich as Manchester United signed Odion Ighalo on loan?

It seems unlikely that they have been watching him closely in China. Surely, he can’t have been on any list of current targets?

Manchester United were interested in Odion Ighalo back in 2016

Yes, they did try to sign him once, but that was four years ago when Louis van Gaal was manager and Ighalo was 26-years-old and scoring regularly in the Premier League for Watford.

It has been common knowledge among agents for a while that United wanted to sign a striker in January – especially after Marcus Rashford was injured against Wolves.

United were inundated with calls from agents eager to get their players a dream move to Old Trafford.

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