We're All Different - Ighalo

Former Nigeria international Odion Ighalo has explained what makes him different from fellow Manchester United strikers Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

 

The 31-year-old striker, who is on loan at Manchester United from Chinese club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, is known to be a traditional center forward and he has since shared the differences between United's striking options.

 

“Anthony Martial is very skillful. He’s a direct striker. He likes to play with the ball at his feet,” Ighalo said on AllNigeriaSoccer.

 

“Rashy [Marcus Rashford] likes to run in behind. I think I bring different things to the strikers we have.

 

“I can play with my back to goal, I can keep the ball. I’m strong so it’s different, you know, and for the different games, we play different patterns and with different strategies.

 

“So it’s good to have different types of a striker in order to accomplish what you want. I think I’ve gained more experience now and I push my game a little bit more than when I was at Watford.

 

“I think I’m even stronger now than I was then and have a bit more fighting ability to give, plus I have the experience to do what it takes on the field to score goals and to help the team. I feel I have improved from then to now.”