Odion Ighalo has sent a heartfelt message to the fans after departing from Manchester United.
Credit where it’s due, one year ago, Manchester United fans were confused with the addition of Odion Ighalo.
As soon as he arrived through the Old Trafford entrance doors, though, Ighalo would immediately change our minds. He loves the club like each and every one of us. he wears his heart on his sleeves. Ighalo scored some cracking goals, too, and gave us some great moments.
Sure, things changed for Ighalo when Marcus Rashford came back from his back injury, though having that experience in and around the dressing room was only a positive thing for the whole club.
Sadly, his time in Manchester is coming to an end. This was always going to be a short-term fix rather than someone who was going to be a first-team regular for years to come.
Ighalo has taken to social media to send a heartfelt message to us all – and I have to say, this only makes me admire the Nigerian even more.
This is just a classy statement from first word to last. He’s so grateful for the opportunity Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave him, while he has undoubtedly felt the love from the fans too.
It’s pretty sad that it ended the way that it did. Heck, we’ve not seen him take to the field in months, but I guess football at the highest level is a cutthroat industry and that will always be the cae.
I do like that Ighalo is leaving with his head held high. He’ll always go down as a United player in the history books and that’s something nobody will ever be able to take away from him.
Thank you for everything, Odion. Good luck in your future endeavours!