Odion Ighalo happy with Manchester United move.

Updated: Feb 16


Odion Ighalo has been handed the no.25 squad number at Manchester United, after the lifelong Reds supporter joined the club on a six-month loan deal from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua.

Odion Ighalo has expressed his delight at securing a loan-move to Manchester Uited.


The Nigerian exclusively told Sky Sports News that becoming a United player is a dream come true for him.


Ighalo, who will wear the No 25 shirt, sealed a last-gasp Deadline Day loan move to United from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.


The 30-year-old striker touched down at Manchester Airport on Sunday morning and revealed he is keen to prove himself at Old Trafford.


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"It's a dream come true because since I was a kid I followed and dreamt of Manchester United," Ighalo said.


"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, the former Watford striker 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."


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