United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looked at a variety of options and eventually completed a late loan deal for ex-Watford striker Ighalo, who has joined until the end of the season from Shanghai Shenhua.
The clubs in the Chinese league pay outrageous amounts to lure players with European experience in order to bring exposure to their league and accelerate acceptance of the Chinese league among its citizens where foreign clubs enjoy more followings.
Ighalo is now undergoing a personal fitness programme this week, in a bid to get up to speed, having arrived into Manchester from China last Sunday.
"Well, from 11pm there was paperwork, negotiations and all that for the lending business and all that, so let's talk and other teams call and want me, but I told my agent that that's what I want".
'When I came in, the squad weren't right.
Solskjaer stated that United's involvement in several competitions meant they needed an extra body in attack."He (Ighalo) is a different type of striker, a proven goalscorer and a physical presence", the coach said.
"Of course he might have liked to have come with the players and got to know them, but the risk [of potential border restrictions tightening], we don't want to take that".
Dybala is said to 'know' how much Pogba wants to return to Juventus and how his relationship with Manchester United is increasingly distant. It has been insane, but I am happy to be in Manchester and this is a great opportunity for me.
"I've kept in touch with him", Solskjaer said of Fernandes. "I know that, make it happen", shared Ighalo in a report from the Guardian.
After a wonderful Championship campaign to help Watford get promoted, Ighalo scored 16 goals in 37 games for the Hornets in the 2015/16 campaign.
"What they bring to the soccer field we have seen".
Ighalo will be hoping to make his United debut when the league resumes in two weeks time, with United set to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.