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Paul Scholes questions Manchester United's Odion Ighalo swoop

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Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes admits that he is unsure whether Odion Ighalo is good enough for the Red Devils.
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Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has admitted that he is unsure whether Odion Ighalo has the quality required to turn out for the 20-time English champions.

The Red Devils were linked with a number of forwards during the January transfer window before confirming that they had signed Ighalo on loan from Shanghai Shenhua for the remainder of the season.

The Nigeria international is in line to make his debut for the club against Chelsea on Monday night, but Scholes has questioned whether it was the right deal for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

"I don't think he's a signing for the long term. I think his scoring record in China is very good, but is it that credible? I don't know," The Mirror quotes Scholes as saying.

"He's an out-and-out centre forward and I don't think United have an out-and-out centre forward. He'll play with his back to goal and he might bring players into play.

"It's good to have an extra body, but when you're United, you want an extra body with quality, and he's got that to prove. He'll bring something different. I don't see him starting many games."

The 30-year-old scored 40 goals in 100 appearances during his time with Watford.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool26251061154676
2Manchester CityMan City26173667293854
3Leicester CityLeicester26155654262850
4Chelsea2612594336741
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs2611784334940
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2610972824439
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd2610883829938
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2681263532336
9Everton26106103438-436
10Arsenal2671363634234
11Burnley26104123039-934
12Southampton2694133248-1631
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2687112440-1631
14Crystal Palace2679102332-930
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2669113138-727
16Bournemouth2675142640-1426
17Aston Villa2674153450-1625
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2666143045-1524
19Watford2659122440-1624
20Norwich CityNorwich2646162448-2418
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