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‘It’s so hard to see this dream come to an end’ — Ighalo bids farewell to Man United

‘It’s so hard to see this dream come to an end’ — Ighalo bids farewell to Man United
January 26
21:23 2021

Odion Ighalo, former Super Eagles forward, says it’s so hard to see his dream of playing for Manchester United “come to an end”.

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The 31-year-old striker took to his social media pages on Monday to pen a parting message to United fans as his one-year loan deal with the club expires at the end of this month.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had signed the Nigeria international from Shanghai Shenhua, a Chinese club, on transfer deadline day in January 2020 before extending the contract by six months later.

The arrival of Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain last summer, however, pushed Ighalo down the pecking order.

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In the post on Tuesday night, the former Watford and Granada player said he is thankful for the experience gained as a Red Devils player.

He also stressed that he still holds a deep level of love for his boyhood club while appreciating his teammates for supporting him.

“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,” Ighalo wrote.

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“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.”

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Ighalo netted five goals in total for Manchester United with all of them scored in the Europa League and FA Cup.

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