- Odion Ighalo has revealed howt he saves his lunch money for school to watch Man United play
- The 30-year-old claimed he has been a supporter of the Old Trafford outfit since he was a boy
- Ighalo has now scored three goals in six matches, his most recent was against Derby County
Odion Ighalo has revealed the sacrifices he made in his boyhood days to watch Man United matches via satellite television back in Nigeria, cited on Mirror.
The Nigerian striker completed a dream move to Old Trafford on the last day of the transfer window.
And the former Watford striker has gone on score three goals in six matches despite huge criticisms surrounding his move from China.
"I know many footballers say that, when they sign for a team, this is my dream team," Ighalo said. "Respect to that but my own case was different.
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"Anyone who knows me back from my childhood days, me and my siblings supported Man United, and we would pay to watch them play.
"In Nigeria, you have to pay to watch sports channels and not but not everyone could afford it. My parents could not afford it, so we go to a viewing centre to watch that. We would pay to watch that.
"You start saving the money they would give you to go to school. You would eat at home and they would give you some pocket money to go to school and maybe eat lunch there. But you would be saving it bit by bit and when you get to the weekend, everybody is ready."
Ighalo is expected to make an appearance when United take on Man City in the highly anticipated Manchester derby at Old Trafford.
The 30-year-old will be willing to score his first Premier League goal apart from his Europa League goal against Bugge and the FA Cup brace over Derby County.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Odion Ighalo has become the toast of Manchester United fans since his January move from the Chinese Super League, cited on Manchester Evening News.
Solskjaer was heavily criticized for signing the 30-year-old who was the last option on his list of strikers during the winter market.
But with his performances so far, some of Ighalo's critics are now having a change of heart after scoring three goals in his last three matches on his sixth appearance so far.
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