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Odion Ighalo gives honest verdict on Manchester United spell

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Odion Ighalo says he will look back on his spell at Manchester United with pride as his loan deal is set to expire at the end of the month.

The 31-year-old joined United in January last year on a six-month loan deal that was later extended to 12 months after the forward exceeded expectations at the club.

Ighalo netted five goals in 18 appearances during his first season at Old Trafford and was happy to accept a back up role under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The arrival of Edinson Cavani in the summer has restricted Ighalo to just one Premier League appearance this season, with Solskjaer confirming his loan deal will not be extended.

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Nevertheless, Ighalo believes he can be proud of his achievements in red after completing a dream move to his boyhood club.

“It was a good one and a tough one, before I came to United I never thought I would play,” he told ESPN about his time at Old Trafford.

“I’m a Reds fan. If you ask anybody where I grew up, we fight because of Manchester United. We quarrel and argue.

“So when my team didn’t do well they would start to insult and argue with me and I cried. I can tell you I’m the happiest man on earth for my dream to come true, I fulfilled my dream.”

Ighalo will return to parent club Shanghai Shenhua at the end of the month after taking a significant pay cut in order to seal his move to United.

The striker added he had no issues in doing so given it was a dream come true to represent the club he loves.

“I remember the night my agent called me to tell me Manchester United wanted me, it was 10 p.m.-11 p.m. Shanghai Time. I was under my bed naked, I didn’t sleep until daybreak,” he said.

“I don’t care about a pay cut, I just want go to Manchester United because this is my dream. I was under my bed shivering and walking around my room and I did not sleep until 6 a.m.

“I’m fulfilled as a football player, if I don’t achieve anything from now when I finish my career I am fulfilled.”

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