By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Manchester United forward and Nigerian International, Odion Jude Ighalo has said that playing for Manchester United is his life long dream that he so much cherished and he will not take for granted.
He said this in an interview on Sports Radio, Brila FM which was made available to kick442.com
“Merely seeing Manchester United from outside, people don’t really know how fantastic the team is. When you are inside, you know how the team is. I will say this is a dream that I will never take for granted.” He said.
Ighalo is a fan of Manchester United from childhood back in Ajegunle, Lagos, Nigeria, and he joined the club on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in China after CoronaVirus pandemic outbreak in China. He spoke on how it feels like playing for Manchester United as a fan.
“Looking back as a fan back then is different. Now, I am playing for United. Even when I was in the Premier League with Watford, I played against Manchester United. It is different when you are playing for United. Now, I am playing for United, I know that I am playing for the biggest club in the world. This is a moment that I will cherish for the rest of my life because I am living my dream playing for the biggest club in the world. A club that I supported from when I was young to date and having the opportunity to play for the club. I don’t think there are so many people in this life that has this kind of favour and dream come true in their life. I am one lucky child to be living my dream and I am loving it.” He concluded.
Earlier on, kick442.com reported that Odion Ighalo has won Manchester United’s March Goal-of-the-Month award, for his sparkling effort against LASK in the UEFA Europa League.
Ighalo joined Manchester United on loan from Shanghai Shenhua. Reports have it that the Chinese side is trying to increase his pay to ensure his return to China after his loan spell as they also intend to call up fellow Nigerian, Obafemi Martins in the bid to replace him if Ighalo decides to stay at Manchester United.
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