Manchester United’s Scott McTominay has revealed that both Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo have made some good first impressions since arriving at the club.
Both attackers arrived in the January transfer window, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer likely to have been keen to add some reinforcements to his squad and try and improve their chances of achieving a top-four finish in the Premier League.
A total of 36 goals in the top-flight this season is perhaps not befitting of a club of United’s magnitude.
Indeed, whilst it would be their quality on the pitch that many will be hoping to see shine through, it appears McTominay has seen a different side to them many will not have and believes they could benefit the giants in a different way as well.
“They’re really, really nice guys,” the United enforcer told Sky Sports when talking at the Heads Up mental health initiative
“First and foremost they are good people and that’s what we need at this football club. We need good friends, who you can go out to dinner with.
“What they bring onto the football pitch – we’ve seen that. Hopefully they can bring a lot for us. First impressions are very good.”
It will be interesting to see what both Fernandes and Ighalo bring to United during their time at the club, however it would not be wrong to assume that there would be a sense of expectation around both men.
The Portuguese attacker has proven to be extremely prolific in recent seasons and had been a lethal marksman for Sporting Lisbon prior to his initial £47million transfer (BBC).
According to data collected by TransferMarkt, Fernandes had already struck 15 goals and 14 assists in the 28 games so far in 2019-20, creating a rather outstanding tally of 63 goals and 52 assists in 137 total appearances.
Ighalo, whilst a striker, may also provide Solskjaer’s side with a little more proven experience when it comes down to playing football in the Premier League.
Having played for Watford previously, the former Nigeria international managed to bag himself 17 goals and six assists in his 55 appearances.
Indeed, if the pair can bring goals, assists and creativity to the side, perhaps it will have to be considered some great January business by United.