Man Utd slammed over Ighalo treatment

English Premier League

Former Nigeria international Ifeanyi Udeze has slammed Manchester United's treatment of Odion Ighalo after the striker was once again overlooked during the Red Devils' FA Cup third-round victory over Watford. 

Ighalo, who is currently on loan at United from Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, has not featured for the club since 2 December 2020 and was once again an unused substitute during Saturday's victory over the Hornets.

The 31-year-old has made just four appearances across all competitions this season and, with his stay at Old Trafford is set to expire at the end of the month, former Super Eagles defender Udeze has slammed the manner in which he has been treated.

"I think Ighalo’s situation at Manchester United is now an insult," the former West Bromwich Albion full-back told Brilla FM h/t Complete Sports.

"That he could not even still play in the FA Cup shows the amount of insult he is being subjected to at the club. This is someone who doesn’t get to play in the Premier League and now he cannot even play in the Cup game after the coach said he will be involved.

"For me, I believe Ighalo is still a very good player who can contribute a lot to United so he shouldn’t allow what is happening now affect him. Thank God we are in January now so he should review his situation at United and make a decision."

Ighalo joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in January last year and has scored five goals in 23 appearances for the club, including a strike against LASK Linz in the UEFA Europa League which earned him Manchester United's Goal of the Month award in March.

Ighalo is one of a host of Red Devils stars who are expected to leave the club this month

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