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Man Utd striker Ighalo: Van Nistelrooy or Van Persie?

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo admits he'd take Ruud van Nistelrooy over Robin van Persie.

Speaking on a Periscope live Ighalo - who has scored four times since joining United on loan - said that although he had huge respect for the two goalscorers, Van Nistelrooy was his favourite.

"I would gladly pick Van Nistelrooy," Ighalo said. "Van Nistelrooy is a goalscorer. He does not show skills, he does not try to dribble and all that.

"He's a position striker, like me. A striker who can run between defenders and have space. That's the kind of striker I learn from.

"Don't get me wrong, Van Persie is a good player. He scored with both feet, he does everything. But Van Nistelrooy is a striker who – when he's fit – can guarantee you goals in every game.

"He runs between defenders, he can score goals, he takes his chances. So I would choose Van Nistelrooy as a proper No.9 centre-forward."

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