Former Manchester United Goal Keeper, Peter Schmeichel has Hailed the Positive Impact of Nigerian Striker, Odion Ighalo.

Odion Ighalo aged 31 recently signed a New Contract with the Red Devils which saw his Loan deal Extended Till 2021. The Signing of the AFCON 2019 Golden Boot Winner Came as a surprise to Many Man United faithfuls and Eyebrows were  raised against the Shanghai Shenhua Talisman who has always dreamt of Play for Manchester United.

Ighalo's Impact at Man united has been Instantly Felt under Limited Game time, scoring 4 goals in 8 appearances which has Proved his critics wrong and Already Gained the Trust and Support from Members of the Team.


Former Man United Shot-stopper and a Member of the Incredible 1999 Treble Winning team, Peter Schmeichel has rained praises on Odion Ighalo, Highlighting some special Attributes that Makes him standout in United's Dressing room.

“I think he’s been one of the most positive surprises ever,” Schmeichel  said.

“First of all his personality around the club, he’s been a revelation around the club. Everybody has tagged on and liked him straight away."

“When you have that kind of personality, it changes the whole team. Someone who brings a laugh into the dressing room, rather than coming in grumpy or not saying anything.It changes the dynamics. And what he’s done on the pitch, that really has surprised me."

“I was kind of confused…because it was last day and it looked as if they were just needing and looking to bring someone in. But that’s not the truth. And what he’s done is just fantastic."


“And another thing as well, someone like him, all of his life the only thing he really wanted to achieve was to play for Manchester United."

“Now that has been cut short by circumstances that are out of everybody’s control. And for what he’s done, in the very few games he’s ended up playing, it would have been heartbreaking if that was to stop."

“I think he might not be a starter but he might be somebody you can throw into the mix. You’ve seen him in the Europa League, like Ole himself, he can come on and change a game."

“Nobody, nobody, knows that better than the Manchester United manager. The value of having someone on the bench who can change a game, so I’m really happy about that.”


Peter Schmeichel had a blissful and trophy-filled Career with Man United from 1991 -1999. He would be hoping his son Kasper Schmeichel who Currently is Leicester City's First choice goalie replicate his success.

Odion Ighalo on the other hand would hope to continue his fine goalscring form as his side takes on Tottenham on friday 19th of June 2020 in the EPL. Manchester United would also be hoping to secure a spot in Next season's UEFA Champions league.