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Man United move beyond Ighalo’s wildest dreams

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Odion Ighalo says he never imagined he could realize his childhood dream of playing for Manchester United.

Manchester United made a last-minute transfer to sign Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua on a six-month-long loan deal in January.

Having already scored four goals in eight games so far, the striker has been a boon in the absence of Marcus Rashford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is quite impressed and is ready to keep him at Old Trafford beyond this season.

On numerous occasions, the 30-year old has openly admitted to being a Man United fan since his childhood days. However, speaking to beIN Sports, he revealed that he never could have imagined himself playing for the club.

“When you say those kinds of things (about playing for United when he was a child), people say ‘are you crazy?’ Because back then you don’t even know what the future holds,” Ighalo said.

“But my support for the team was great. I tried to see every game of United every weekend if possible. I still remember those memories.

“I never imagined it was going to turn out this way. Even when I played in the Premier League for Watford, I never thought this was going to happen.”