By Alec Fenn For Mailonline
Published: 16:37 GMT, 3 February 2020 | Updated: 16:37 GMT, 3 February 2020
United signed Ighalo on a shock six-month loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua on transfer deadline day after a desperate late search for a striker.
The signing of Ighalo has been questioned by critics but the Nigerian boasts a decent record of 17 goals in 55 Premier League games for Watford.
Mark Bosnich has tipped Odion Ighalo to make a similar impact to Eric Cantona at Man United
Ighalo joined United on a shock six-month loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua on Friday
Cantona moved to United in November 1992 and inspired club to first Premier League title
The 30-year-old has also found the back of the net 16 times in 35 appearances for Nigeria and Bosnich has warned doubters not to write him off.
'This was an emergency signing,' Bosnich told Sky Sports News.
'I can understand a lot of people taking about a scatter gun approach, well it had to