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I’m fulfilled as a footballer even if I don’t achieve anything again till I finish my career – Odion Ighalo



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.”

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