‘Hard to see this dream come to an end’ – Ighalo bids farewell to Man Utd
Nigerian forward, Odion Ighalo has penned an emotional farewell post to Manchester United as the end of his loan contract approaches.
The 32-year-old joined the Red Devils on loan in January 2020 from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua, and is set to leave at the end of this month.
Ighalo, in a social media post on Tuesday, expressed gladness over the fulfillment of his childhood dream to play for the Old Trafford club, adding that it was hard to see it come to an end.
“It’s so hard to see this dream come to an end,” Ighalo wrote on Instagram.
“But I give God the glory for helping me fulfill this lifelong dream of putting on a Manchester United shirt as a player and represent this great club, it was indeed an honor I will forever cherish and be grateful for.”
The former Nigeria international has made only four appearances for the Red Devils this season.
With the recent signing of Edinson Cavani from Paris St-Germain by manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer, Ighalo, who scored five times last season, had struggled to get playing time.
But Ighalo has thanked the manager for believing in him and also his teammates as well the club fans, as he hopes United will win the League and Cup double this season.
“To the manager I say thank you for trusting and believing in me when many did not, to my amazing team-mates I will miss you guys.
“And I pray we win the LEAGUE and FA Cup this year.
“I’m still and would remain a MANCHESTER UNITED FAN forever. Once a Red, always a Red. Thank you Manchester United and God bless,” he added.