Odion Ighalo explains which two Man Utd legends he models his game on

Odion Ighalo has found his goal scoring touch at Manchester United and claims he drew inspiration from two of the club's former marksman.

United's dominance in the 1990s owed much to the partnership between Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke.

Cole scored 121 goals for the Red Devils after moving from Newcastle while Yorke bagged 66 goals during his time at Old Trafford.

But Ighalo insists they had qualities beyond the amount of goals they scored that have helped him become the player he is.

He told United's official website : “Yeah, I would say that as a striker I watched Andy Cole a lot and Dwight Yorke. They were great strikers and scored a lot of goals.

"So I would watch their movements, the way they played, the way they created space for themselves, watching the way they met crosses behind defenders.

"I learned all of that and it has helped me a lot in my football career.”

Since joining as a surprise deadline day recruit from Shanghai Shenhua the Nigerian has scored four times in eight outings.

The 30-year-old has never been shy in confessing his love for the club and was desperate to join once he heard of their interest.

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