Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has been warned that he could be sacked, if Odion Ighalo fails to impress during his loan spell.
Former Arsenal star, Paul Merson, stated this while writing in his column for the Daily Star.
According to Merson, Ighalo could be “the final straw” for Solskjaer at United.
“Odion Ighalo could be the final straw at Manchester United.
“If that signing is a disaster then Ed Woodward and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are in big trouble.
“Don’t get me wrong. He could rediscover the form he once he had at Watford and be a huge success. But he could be the biggest laughingstock the Premier League has ever seen.
“Only time will tell.
“But remember, the last time he was here he only scored once in 18 games before Watford sold him, and he’ll have gotten lazy playing in China,” Merson wrote.
Ighalo agreed a six-month loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua on transfer deadline day.
The 30-year-old has previously played in the Premier League for Watford, where he netted 16 times in 55 appearances.
Solskjaer made a move for Ighalo, with his squad short in attack.
The Norwegian had failed with moves for Erling Haaland and Josh King, before bringing in the Nigerian striker.
“It’s a big ask, and if it all goes horribly wrong it will just pile more pressure on the manager because you’re always judged on your signings as well as your results,” Merson added.