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Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has expressed his excitement at joining Manchester United. The Nigerian completed a loan switch from his Chinese Club, Shanghai Shenhua to United, and has fulfilled his lifelong dream of playing for the English side. Ighalo’s deal with the Red Devils will expire after six months without an option to buy. 30-year-old Ighalo scored 36 goals in two seasons for Changchun Yatai before he joined Shenhua last February, where he has scored 10 goals in 18 appearances so far before the loan move to united.

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It’s a dream come true because since I was a kid I followed and dreamt of Manchester United. But it is a reality now. I cannot say much more now until I get started. It’s been crazy. Obviously, I am happy to be in Manchester first of all. This is a great opportunity for me and I am grateful to God, and to my agent, and the coach who has given me this opportunity to be here. I am happy to be here and to work out with the team and finish very well this season.

Odion Ighalo

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Ighalo is now charged with the task of helping Manchester United secure a place in the top-four of the English Premier League, with silverwares still open for grabs for United in the FA Cup and Europa League.


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This article was first published on 3rd February 2020 and updated on December 17th, 2020 at 12:42 pm


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