Last Update 22:22
Sunday, 05 April 2020

Ighalo joy at 'dream' Man Utd move

AFP , Sunday 2 Feb 2020
Ighalo
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Third Place Play Off - Tunisia v Nigeria - Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, Egypt - July 17, 2019 Nigeria's Odion Ighalo celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS
Share/Bookmark
Views: 568
Share/Bookmark
Views: 568

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo says his unexpected move to Manchester United is a "dream come true".

Ighalo arrived in Manchester from China on Sunday following his transfer deadline-day switch from Shanghai Shenhua.

The 30-year-old former Watford star, who grew up as a United fan, joined the Old Trafford club for the remainder of the season as cover for the injured Marcus Rashford.

"It is a dream come true because since I was kid I always dreamt about Man United," Ighalo told Sky Sports on his arrival in Manchester.

"This is reality now. It has been crazy, but I am happy to be in Manchester and this is a great opportunity for me.

"I am happy to work hard with the team, and to finish very well this season."

Ighalo turned down another Premier League club to join United and has set his sights on lifting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's troubled side back towards the Premier Leagues top four.

The Nigeria international scored 16 times in 55 Premier League appearances for Watford before moving to Changchun Yatai in January 2017, and then Shanghai Shenhua two years later.

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link:

 

Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.