'Aboubakar better than Martial but should know even Ighalo was not given chance to shine at Manchester United' - Fans

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Aboubakar vs Odion Ighalo.
The 30-year-old Cameroon forward has been linked with a loan move to Old Trafford and fans are against the move after what happened to Odion Ighalo

Supporters in Africa have warned Vincent Aboubakar from making a transfer move to Premier League giants Manchester United in the January transfer window.

Reports emanating from Saudi Arabia indicate the Red Devils are keen to sign the 30-year-old Cameroon international and Al Nassr forward on a short-term loan deal until the end of the current campaign.

However, the information has been received with mixed reactions in the continent with most of the fans warning Aboubakar, who scored two goals for the Indomitable Lions at the World Cup finals in Qatar.

Though others feel he can be a good replacement for Anthony Martial, another section has opined he should consult Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo before making the move. Ighalo played for Man United in the 2020-21 season managing just 12 appearances.

Below are some of the fan comments as sampled by GOAL.

  1. Aboubakar is better than Martial

    Aboubakar is better than Martial

    Aboubakar is better than Martial and can fit in well with Erik Ten Hag system. - Heywhy Oni Autonomy

    He is better than Anthony Martial. - Anya Augustine

  2. Aboubakar should consult Ighalo

    Aboubakar should consult Ighalo

    They will give him Ighalo treatment. - Ejike Promise

    It will be a bad idea for him to sign for Man United. Remember ighalo? - Peter Omondi

    If he knows what happened to Nigeria Ighalo he should stay where he is… - Ese Ray Idemudia

    Even Ighalo that is better than him was not given the chance to perform at Manchester United. - Sunday Obamije

    Bro ask Ighalo before making that move. - Chuks Victory

    If he knows what is good for him, he better stay put at the Saudi Arabian club or better still move to somewhere else that appreciates African Players... Ighalo is a very close experience to him... - Keosaye Olorunsaye

  3. African players don't flourish at Man United
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    African players don't flourish at Man United

    Man United doesn't really like African players. - Lutor Lucas

    Manutd doesn't fancy African players, if not Osimhen is the ideal striker. - Dimarco Yaviko Ladanna

    I'm a Man United fan but the truth is that Man United has never been favorably disposed toward African players. He can move to other clubs apart from United. That said, Saudi League must have been very good to have the likes of Aboubakr, who did very well in the Afcon as well the World Cup. - Iji Dan

    I doubt it because African players don't flourish that much at Man United...or let me say United don't fancy them... - Oyeniyi Peter Oluseye

    If he knows what is good for him he should run away… But if he decides to sign for them, I hope he doesn’t get the usual treatment other Africans have gone through there… - Cixqo

  4. Time for Aboubakar to prove Salah wrong

    Time for Aboubakar to prove Salah wrong

    Now that he’s given the chance to play on the very big stage, let’s see if you’re truly as good as Salah as you have claimed. - Odunewu Nelson Ismail

    He envies Salah so much and said it's because Salah has the opportunity of playing for a big side. Now, I pray this workout and let me see him do what Salah is doing. - Newton Robin

    A good chance for the guy to play for the biggest club and also to test himself in the best league. - Carryone Junior

  5. Man United trying to salvage Aboubakar career
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    Man United trying to salvage Aboubakar career

    Manchester United are trying to salvage his career from being ruined because CR7 goes bench. - JockNom John Sani

    If Aboubakar is the one to come and replace Ronaldo, at Manchester United no problem he is welcome to the theatre of dreams. - Alex Shehu

  6. Aboubakar will be benched at Man United
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    Aboubakar will be benched at Man United

    Don't come please because you will not be given playing time save your career or maybe you just want to wear a Man United jersey and pay a visit to Old Trafford. My club will not give you playing time. - Stephen Opara

  7. Good signing for Man United
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    Good signing for Man United

    If this is true, then that’s the best thing Man United will be doing because I don’t see any hungry strikers out there. - Shotimirin Ibrahim Dolapo

    He deserves it ...this guy is a beast 👾 - Zaks Argentum Rock

    I would like to see him in Manchester United 😂😂😂😍 - Austine Omollo

    He's a bull striker, he would be a great addition to Manchester United. - Is Belvo Omondi

    Very good striker, conversation rate top a notch. - Enemona Monamie

    He's a fantastic player though. Nice one MUFC. GGMU. - Joshua Danladi Jr.

    I have seen the rumours two days ago. Hope it's now confirmed. Seriously, Manchester United needs a striker with the power, energy, and strength of Aboubakar for the moment. Playing Antony Martial as a top striker is like playing without a striker.

    Anyone who watched Man United against Bournemouth and the just concluded Everton game would agree with me. Yet, he is not even effective from the wings because he can't track back neither does he possess the strength of Marcus Rashford. Look how Rashford is dazzling from the wings these days.

    He surely needs a fine finisher to support and finish the job upfront. - Okpe Simon

  8. Man United want to waste Aboubakar

    Man United want to waste Aboubakar

    They are calling to waste him, if they couldn't respect one like Cristiano Ronaldo, who has worked for them that long, not Aboubakar. - Hon Kaberia Kuura

    Man United is too much now, they wasted Ighalo too, something that can demotivate a player. Why can't they use their academy players? - Everlyne Ochieng

  9. Chelsea should have signed Aboubakar

    Chelsea should have signed Aboubakar

    Chelsea would have dashed to sign him. This is another Drogba. He just didn't get a platform early enough. - Chemiati Chemiati

    Chelsea has spent more money on defense than Ukraine. - Cosmas Cosy