Former Super Eagles striker , Odion Ighalo , has announced his departure from Manchester United . He made the announcement in an emotional farewell message posted on his social media handles .
In the message , the prolific striker said it was hard to leave Old Trafford , saying it was a pleasure to play for the Manchester club .
The 31 – year -old striker’s loan from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua expires at the end of this month.
The Nigeria international joined United in January last year on an initial six -month deal that was later extended to 12 months . Ighalo scored five goals in 18 appearances during the 2019 -20 campaign as he proved a useful back -up option for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
He posted , “ It ’s so hard to see this dream come to an end . But I give God the glory for helping me fulfill this life long 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.
“ 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 , it was always fun and a time I look forward to training and spending time with all of you. And I pray we win the LEAGUE and FA cup this year .
“ To the best fans in the world ( the Manchester United fans) we have missed you , but we hear your voices cheering us on from afar , we can’ t wait to have you all back on the stands.
“ I’ m still and would remain a MANCHESTER UNITED FAN forever . Once a Red , always a Red .
Thank you @manchesterunited and God bless .”
Source – PUNCH