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Red-hot Premier League striker wants Manchester United switch

| 07.01.2016

How dire and tiresome Manchester United’s football has become to watch is well publicised.

It’s most likely that a change in manager will end the possession obsession currently engulfing the Old Trafford club, rather than a raft of new attacking trinkets. However, that won’t stop the Red Devils faithful holding out hope for a few more signings this January.

With goals hard to come by from all the sideways passing, Wayne Rooney’s form regressing, and the latest striker signed to the club stuck out wide, Man United should definitely be in the market for a new striker.

Luckily for them, one of the Premier League’s deadliest marksmen this season has spoken of how hard he would find it to turn the 13-time division winners down should they come calling.

Odion Ighalo’s goals have been a large factor in Watford surprising many with their cosy position of ninth so far this term.

The Nigerian international has 14 top-flight strikes to his name through the opening 20 games of the season, just one behind co-leaders Jamie Vardy and Romelu Lukaku.

His haul is nine more than United’s leading scorer, Anthony Martial, and his recent admission comes handily timed, with the winter transfer window freshly opened.

‘I don’t think I will be moving but I’m not sure I could say no if United called,” Ighalo said, adding that playing at Old Trafford has always been his dream.

Comments as simple as that could be all the temptation United need to test the Hornets’ resolve, knowing that their interest alone would severely distract the player, thus making it quite difficult for the Vicarage Road outfit to hold on to him.

Having won just once in their last six top-flight games, United sit three points off the Champions League places and are 1/1 to finish in the top four.

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.