Nigerian forward & Manchester United striker, Odion Jude Ighalo, has disclosed that playing for the premier leagues club, Man United, has always been his dream & He's super excited it's a dream come true.
The Nigeria international made a shock switch to the Red Devils in January on loan from Shanghai Shenhua and has spoken about what the chance to play for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side means to him.
The striker in an interview, revealed how he used the money meant for his launch to pay at a viewing center, just to watch Man United play.
Here was what he said, during the interview;
“I know many footballers say that, when they sign for a team, this is my dream team. Respect to that but my own case was different,” he told Sky Sports.
“I grew up in Ajegunle, which is like a ghetto and it was very difficult there. When it would get to the weekend, everybody was excited because they wanted to watch Man United play.
“You start saving the money they would give you to go to school. You would eat at home and they would give you some pocket money to go to school and maybe eat lunch there. But you would be saving it bit by bit and when you get to the weekend, everybody is ready.
“Back then, they also had an association of Man United fans so there would be a meeting once a week to talk about Man Untd, like a little fan forum. When I remember all that now, I laugh and say: ‘Wow, from Ajegunle to the Theatre of Dreams,’ It’s a great moment for me and I’m enjoying every bit of it.
“It is the happiest moment of my life, playing for my dream team, the team I supported when I was young".