Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Ighalo reminds me of Papiss Cisse - Bent

Former Tottenham Hotspur forward Darren Bent has exclaimed how pleased he is with Odion Ighalo's fast start to life at Manchester United, comparing him to Papiss Cisse's time at Newcastle United.

A loan signing from Shanghai Shenhua, Ighalo has scored four goals in eight appearances for the Red Devils, winning the hearts of fans in the process.

His fine display has linked the 30-year-old Nigerian with a permanent switch to Old Trafford.

Cisse played for Newcastle between January 2011 and June 2016. His maiden campaign saw him hit 13 goals in 14 appearances for the Magpies.

Bent said on talkSPORT "He's [Ighalo] holding up the ball really well, scoring goals and very much like reminds me of the Ighalo we saw at Watford when he had that season where he was fantastic, scoring between 15 and 20 [goals] and it looks like he's got that confidence back, he might go a chunk of games without scoring goals, but once he finds the back of the net, he just goes on a roll.

"He kind of reminds me of Papiss Cisse. He had that season where he came in and scored goals and everything, he hit like the one at Chelsea, shouldn't go in but it flies into the corner."

Bent is also of the opinion that Ighalo's rise and the potential of keeping him at Old Trafford next season will push rising star Mason Greenwood down the pecking order.

source: https://www.goal.com/en-ng/news/manchester-uniteds-ighalo-reminds-me-of-papiss-cisse-bent/p582com34jmf1dysyp5fey8ov

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