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Soccer News of Friday, 15 January 2021


Playing for Manchester United has been a fulfilment - Odion Ighalo

Odion Ighalo, Nigerian Footballer Odion Ighalo, Nigerian Footballer

Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo has said he feels satisfied as a footballer after his dream of playing for Manchester United became a reality.

He revealed that as his contract with Manchester United comes to an end, he is opened to joining America's football league, the MLS. Another possible destination according to him is David Beckhams's Inter Miami.

Reminiscing on his past glory, Ighalo scored five goals in the second half of the 2020-19 campaign, although he was a substitute for United.

Speaking in an interview on ESPN, the 31-year-old player said that during his stay at Old Trafford, "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 11pm. 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 6am.

“I’m fulfilled as a football player, if I don’t achieve anything from now when I finish my career I am fulfilled.”