- Odion Ighalo said he would dedicate all his goals for Manchester United to his late sister Mary Atole
- The Nigerian forward got on the scoresheet for the first time for United against Club Brugge
- Ighalo said Mary, who died in December 2019, was a staunch Man United fan and she has to be immortalised with his goals
Odion Ighalo pulled the trigger for Manchester United during the 5-0 demolition of Belgians side Club Brugge at Old Trafford on Thursday night, February 27.
The 30-year-old Nigerian forward was in his prolific form, netting his first goal as the Red Devils sent Club Brugge out of the UEFA elite competition in the second leg encounter.
Ighalo made his first appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side during a thrilling 2-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge before coming in for Anthony Martial in the first encounter of EEL against Club Brugge in Belgium.
In the second tie on Thursday, Ighalo justified Solskjaer's credence in him by putting Man United on double lead in the 34th minute after Bruno Fernandes earlier changed the scoresheet for United through a penalty in the 27th minute.
Scott McTominay also scored in the encounter with his goal coming in less than five minutes to the end of the first half before Fred capped the victory with a brilliant brace.
Speaking during a post-match conference, the former Watford forward dedicated his first goal to late sister Mary Atole who died in December 2019.
Ighalo described Mary as a staunch Man United fan, vowing to dedicate his all goal to her as he paid an emotional tribute.
"My late sister was a big fan of Man United.
"She always wanted me to fulfil my dream of playing and scoring for the club, it is just sad she is not alive to see me finally do that.
"But I know she is up there watching me and that's why I will dedicate all my goals for Man United to her," Ighalo said.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Odion Jude Ighalo unveiled his Manchester United boots less than a week after making a sensational return to Premier League, and interestingly the beautiful pair was dedicated to his late sister Mary Atole.
Ighalo revealed his pair of boots in memory of his deceased sister Mary Atole who died on December 12 2019.
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