*Manchester United Manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (left) and incoming Nigerian born Striker, Jude Odion Ighalo
“Becoming a Manchester United player is a dream come true,” Nigerian international Jude Odion Ighalo has said. Recall that 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. “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. 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,” he said. Ighalo, a member of Nigeria’s national team scored goals for Nigeria both at the Africa Nation’s Cup and World Cup respectively.