Former Manchester United player, Gary Nevile has slammed the Red Devils for late loan Odion Oghalo deal as he lamented on poor transfer planning.
Gary Nevile has outlined Odion Ighalo loan move to Old Trafford as a result of the poor transfer planning issue at Manchester United.
Ighalo would join the Red Devils on a short term loan, as he is to remain with the English side for the rest of the season after 2-years in China.
Shanghai Shenhua sealed a move for the former Watford striker 3-years ago and has managed to loan over to desperate Manchester United who look to fill a space on their frontline.
With Marcus Rashford sidelined and the Transfer Window almost shut, Manchester United quickly secured a move for the Nigerian striker who his deal has caused Gary Nevile to lament on the Red Devils’ poor planning.
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According to Nevile, Manchester United had a lot of time to seal a move for a more versatile and talented striker instead they decided to mount all pressures on young Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and newly converted 9, Anthony Martial.
Ole let go of Romelu Lukaku and afterward Alexis Sanchez, leaving him with test-run options for his number 9 place as Anthony Martial is struggling to fit into his new position as Central forward.
“They just needed a body in that area,” he said ahead of Manchester United’s meeting with Wolves, live on Sky Sports Premier League HD. “Rashford’s going to be out for another couple of months.
“I can’t let the club off the hook though, unfortunately. Romelu Lukaku told us a couple of weeks ago that he had said he was going to leave last February or March.
“That’s nine months to be able to manoeuvre and get into a position to sign a striker for the club for the long-term. And yet they have ended up desperately doing one on Deadline Day.
“The boy may do very well. He might come in and settle in, he might score goals and do a job for the club.
“But the fact that the club were in that position, knowing that Sanchez and Lukaku were leaving for many, many months, tells us that Manchester United, at this moment in time, are struggling to navigate through the transfer market smartly.”