The transfer to Manchester United came out of the blue for Odion Ighalo last season, an incredible football transfer occurrence that bewildered some and left most in awe – most in Nigeria.
Ighalo’s loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua left him ‘numb’, but 360 days after he penned his first contract with his dream club, Ighalo sent a farewell message to Manchester United fans.
At the end of the January Transfer window his deal at Old Trafford would have run its course.
The 31 year-old is contracted to Shanghai Shenhua until the 31st of December, 2021 and could decide to return to Europe after a fairly successful career in the far East, but his time spent as a United player he’ll “forever cherish”.
It’s so hard to see this dream come to an end . But I give God the glory for helping me fulfill this life long dream of putting on a Manchester United shirt as a player and represent this great club , it was indeed an honor I will forever cherish and be grateful for .
To the Manager I say thank you for trusting and believing in me when many did not , to my amazing team mates I will miss you guys , it was always fun and a time i look forward to training and spending time with all of you . And I pray we win the LEAGUE and FA cup this year ??
To the best fans in the world ( the Manchester United fans ) we have missed you , but we hear your voices cheering us on from afar , we can’t wait to have you all back on the stands .
I’m still and would remain a MANCHESTER UNITED FAN forever. Once a Red, always a Red??
Thank you @manchesterunited and God bless
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A day later, (Wednesday) Ighalo shared photos of himself in transit, but the destination is unknown and he looked his usual calm sef.