Odion Ighalo is a great lad – Ole

February 2, 2020

Odion Ighalo has exclusively told Sky Sports News that becoming a Manchester United player is a dream come true.

Ighalo sealed a last-gasp Deadline Day loan move to United from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.

The former Watford striker touched down at Manchester Airport on Sunday morning and said he is relishing the chance to prove himself at Old Trafford.

“It’s a dream come true because since I was a kid I followed and dreamt of Manchester United,” Ighalo told Sky Sports News.

Merse: Ighalo a massive gamble for Utd
Paul Merson believes Bruno Fernandes will prove to be a positive signing for Manchester United, but says they’ve taken a risk on Odion Ighalo.

“But it is a reality now. I cannot say much more now until I get started.”

Reflecting on a hectic last few days before the transfer went through, Ighalo said: “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.

‘Big question marks over Ighalo signing’
Charlie Nicholas and Glen Johnson agree that Manchester United have taken a big gamble by signing Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua on loan until the end of the season.

“I am happy to be here and to work out with the team and finish very well this season.

“The plan is to just chill today because I travelled a very long way from Shanghai to Manchester.

“Today is to just rest and tomorrow we start to work.”

Stam: Ighalo has nothing to lose
Former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam admits he’s surprised by Odion Ighalo’s move to Old Trafford.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident Ighalo will thrive at the club, having scored 16 goals in 55 Premier League games during his time at Watford.

“Odion is an experienced player,” Solskjaer said.

“He will come in and give us an option of a different type of centre-forward for the short spell he’s staying with us.

“A great lad and very professional, he will make the most of his time here.”


SOURCE: skysports.com

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