The 30-year-old striker, who signed from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua on transfer deadline day, revealed that a move to Manchester United was a dream come true and that he will help his team finish very well this season.
Ighalo told Sky Sports News that: “It’s a dream come true because since I was a kid I followed and dreamt of Manchester United. But it is a reality now. I cannot say much more now until I get started.”
The 2019 AFCON top scorer continued: “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 added. Do you think Ighalo will do well with Manchester United?
The retired Super Eagles striker was brought in to stand in for injured Marcus Rashford, who is Manchester United’s top goalscorer this season with 19 goals in all competitions, but the question remains if he will be signed permanently if the England international striker returns. Can Ighalo and Rashford play together for United?