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Ighalo Bids Farewell To Manchester United

Ighalo Bids Farewell To Manchester United

Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo has bid farewell to Manchester United, saying it was honour to play for the Red Devils.

Ighalo linked up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua in January 2020, but the loan deal was later extended to January 31, 2021.

The 31-year-old has struggled for regular playing time this season following the arrival of Edison Cavani at Old Trafford.

The former Watford striker loan deal will officially come to an end next week and he is set to return to Shanghai Shenhua.

He has been linked with a number of clubs in England, Spain, MLS and the Middle East.

“It’s so hard to see this dream come to an end. But I give God the glory for helping me fulfill this lifelong dream of putting on a Manchester United shirt as a player and represent this great club, it was indeed an honor I will forever cherish and be grateful for,” Ighalo stated in an emotional post on Instagram.

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“To the manager I say thank you for trusting and believing in me when many did not, to my amazing team-mates I will miss you guys, it was always fun and a time I look forward to training and spending time with all of you. And I pray we win the LEAGUE and FA Cup this year.

“To the best fans in the world (the Manchester United fans) we have missed you, but we hear your voices cheering us on from afar, we can’t wait to have you all back on the stands.

“I’m still and would remain a MANCHESTER UNITED FAN forever. Once a Red, always a Red. Thank you Manchester United and God bless.”

Ighalo made four appearances in all competitions for Manchester United this season without a goal to his name.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Obidee 3 years ago

    Sad ending without touching a ball that coach OGS is heartless oo

  • The first Nigerian to play for Manchester United. That record will still be yours despite how your last weeks in the team went. Good luck on your future endeavours.

  • Kenny 3 years ago

    Man u Coach was disrespectful to Ighalo.

  • Edoman 3 years ago

    Nigerians in USA are extremely glad to know that our celebrated Ighalo has moved on from the so-called Red club. Ighalo wasted his time for peanuts in Manchester, for what reason we will never know. We continue to prey for you, as you rightfully reclaim your steps away from that fiasco of Manchester United Club. You may wish to return to Super Eagle to take the Band.

    • Footballfanatic 3 years ago

      “Nigerians in the US” what the hell lol???

    • Dr Simone Toto 3 years ago

      Dr Edoman I welcome you to the Doctor league.

    • Jones 3 years ago

      Bro stop all these “Nigerians in Us” bs when did you conduct meeting to know ….I don’t know where the compulsion to tell us you stay in Us….we plenty wey dey stay abroad…

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