Odion Ighalo claims FA Cup final ticket will make his dreams perfect

Odion Ighalo claims FA Cup final ticket will make his dreams perfect

- Odion Ighalo is planning to transfer his pain from four years ago to Chelsea fans

- Ighalo's former club Watford lost to Crystal Palace in the FA Cup semifinal in 2016

- The Nigerian striker is hoping to be second time lucky as Man United face Chelsea in this year's semifinal

- Ighalo believes getting to the final this time around will make his dreams perfect at Man United

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Four years after losing out in FA Cup semifinal with his former club Watford, Man United on loan striker Odion Ighalo, is desperate to make amends and secure a place in the final of the competition.

According to Ighalo, a place in the final of the FA Cup will make his dreams perfect.

But there is a stumbling block for Ighalo and his teammates and that is Chelsea.

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The Red Devils will be hoping to get their fourth win against the Blues this season in order to secure a place in the FA Cup final.

And there is no better time for Ighalo and his Man United teammates to face rivals Chelsea other than now as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are unbeaten in 19 games. But Ighalo believes the game against Chelsea will be tough.

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However, the Nigerian striker won’t want to suffer another heartbreak as he did with Watford in 2016 when they lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace, missing out on the chance to face Manchester United in the final who eventually won the trophy.

Odion Ighalo claims FA Cup final ticket will make his dreams perfect
Odion Ighalo claims getting FA Cup final ticket with Man United will make his dreams perfect. Photo: Getty Images
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Ahead of Sunday's semi-final against Chelsea, Ighalo said: “It was a difficult one to take against Crystal Palace.

“If we’d have won, we’d have played United in the final. Unfortunately, we lost.

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“It was a bitter one to take but this is an opportunity again in an FA Cup semi-final to make it right and go forward to the final.

“To get to the final would be great for me in my life and my career.

“Now I have the opportunity to get to the final with the club I’ve supported all my life.

“It would make my dreams perfect. It will be tough, but we have what it takes.”

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Super Eagles legend Daniel Amokachi believes Man United on loan striker Odion Ighalo will struggle to get into the Red Devils starting XI as he is only a back-up striker at the club.

Ighalo is yet to start a game for Manchester United in the Premier League.

Despite his five goals and one assist in 14 appearances for Man United, Ighalo has now found playing time at the club very hard to come by.

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