Nigerian International, Odion Ighalo says has become a fulfilled football player after achieving his lifelong dream of playing for Manchester United.
The 31-year-old who has not featured for the club in 2021, also revealed he is open to joining America’s football league, the MLS and even namedropped David Beckham’s Inter Miami as a possible destination as he beats the end of his contract with United.
Ighalo scored five goals for the Solskjaer-led team in the second half of the 2019/2020 campaign, despite mainly being used as a substitute.
Speaking to ESPN on his time at Old Trafford, he said:
“It was a good one and a tough one, before I came to United I never thought I would play”.
“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.
“I remember the night my agent called me to tell me Manchester United wanted me, it was 10 or 11pm. Shanghai time. I was under my bed naked, I didn’t sleep until daybreak.
“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 6am.
“I’m fulfilled as a football player, if I don’t achieve anything from now when I finish my career I am fulfilled.”