Ighalo compares Greenwood to Van Persie


Odion Ighalo has compared his Manchester United team-mate Mason Greenwood to the club’s former striker Robin van Persie.

Greenwood, 18, who make his first-team debut in 2018 , has enjoyed an impressive campaign with the Red Devils.

The young forward has scored 12 goals in 40 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions so far this season.

And Ighalo, who recently extended his loan deal with the club says Greenwood reminds him of Van Persie , who was well respected for his goal scoring prowess during his active days.

 ‘Mason (Greenwood) is a very good player,’ Ighalo, who signed a contract extension at Manchester United earlier this week, said.

‘I think I used to see with my eyes he’s looking like Robin van Persie. He can shoot with both feet, he’s a very intelligent player, young and is not afraid.’

Ighalo also hailed fellow Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, adding: ‘Anto is a very skilful, good striker who scores goals.

‘Marcus always wants the ball. He can run behind defenders. He can come and get the ball to feet and shoot from any angle.

‘These guys are very good, very young guys and I’m grateful to be playing with this set of strikers.’

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