Keane makes bold Ighalo admission

English Premier League

Manchester United legend Roy Keane believes deadline day signing Odion Ighalo has prompted the best from Anthony Martial since his arrival.

Martial, 24, has scored six goals and registered two assists in 13 appearances across all competitions since Ighalo’s arrival from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua.

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Former Red Devils captain, Roy Keane, credited the France international's upturn in form to the Nigerian's explosive start to life under Ole Gunner Solskjær.

"There’s almost been a reaction from Martial, thinking: 'Oh, I’ve got another player to fight with for my position' And there’s been a good reaction," Keane told Sky Sports when asked about Ighalo.

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"Sometimes a new striker [Ighalo] comes in, you praise the new striker, but then that pushes the other lads. You've had a reaction as well from Martial."

Igahlo has scored three goals in two starts since his surprise move to Old Trafford from the Chinese Super League.