- Odion Ighalo is delighted to have played for his dream club Manchester United
- The Nigerian star scored five times in 23 appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men
- Ighalo insisted that he is fulfilled representing the Red Devils in his career
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Nigeria international Odion Ighalo has insisted that playing for Manchester United is an achievement.
The striker's deal with the Red Devils expires at the end of this month having joined them from Shanghai Shenhua in January 2020.
He scored five goals and one assist in 23 appearances across all competitions but this campaign has been very challenging for the striker.
Despite featuring just four times for the club so far this term, the attacker still feels grateful for the opportunity to play for the team he has supported since childhood. Ighalo told ESPN and was reported by Yabaleft:
“It was a good one and a tough one, before I came to United I never thought I would play. I’m a Reds fan. If you ask anybody where I grew up, we fight because of Manchester United.
"We quarrel and argue. So when my team didn’t do well they would start to insult and argue with me and I cried. I can tell you I’m the happiest man on earth for my dream to come true, I fulfilled my dream.
"I remember the night my agent called me to tell me Manchester United wanted me, it was 10 or 11 pm. Shanghai time. I was under my bed naked, I didn’t sleep until daybreak.
"I don’t care about a pay cut, I just want go to Manchester United because this is my dream. I was under my bed shivering and walking around my room and I did not sleep until 6 am.
"I’m fulfilled as a football player, if I don’t achieve anything from now when I finish my career I am fulfilled.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has confirmed that he is interested in making a move to the Major League Soccer in America as his contract at Manchester United is coming to an end.
Although the former Super Eagles striker has not played any Premier League game this season for Manchester United, Ighalo is still happy with the chance to be at Old Trafford.
During his days as a kid on the streets of Lagos, Odion Ighalo used to wear a Manchester United shirt to play football and had the dreams of playing for the Premier League side.
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