● Odion Ighalo says goodbye to Manchester United

● Odion Ighalo says goodbye to Manchester United

Odion Ighalo has bid farewell to Manchester United in a post on Instagram, saying his time at Old Trafford was an honor he will forever cherish.

The Nigerian striker’s mortgage with United will come to an finish on January 31, and he’s set to return to Chinese membership Shanghai Shenhua.

The 31-year-old initially linked up with the Red Devils in January 2020 and noticed his mortgage prolonged after a powerful begin to life at Old Trafford.

But Ighalo has discovered minutes laborious to come by this season, and he has made simply 4 appearances in all competitions.

In a heartfelt post on Instagram, Ighalo expressed his gratitude to these at Old Trafford who helped make his yr at the membership memorable.

“It’s so hard to see this dream come to an end. But I give God the glory for helping me fulfill this lifelong 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,” he mentioned.

“To the supervisor I say thanks for trusting and believing in me when many did not, to my superb team-mates I will miss you guys, it was always enjoyable and a time I look ahead to coaching and spending time with all of you. And I pray we win the LEAGUE and FA Cup this yr.

“To the finest followers in the world (the Manchester United followers) now we have missed you, however we hear your voices cheering us on from afar, we will’t wait to have you ever all again on the stands.

“I’m still and would remain a MANCHESTER UNITED FAN forever. Once a Red, always a Red. Thank you Manchester United and God bless.”

Ighalo is ready to have loads of suitors, with one of his representatives telling BBC Sport earlier this month: “I can confirm that some Premier League clubs, two teams outside of England and some clubs in the Middle East have made formal enquiries.”

Previously, Ighalo had opened the door to a transfer to Major League Soccer.

“Of course, he said [in an interview] that the MLS could be interesting, but that is just an option outside of the strong interest received so far,” his consultant added.

“For now, he’s still a Man Utd player on loan from China where he still has a contract. He could stay in England where his family is based or try something new because he has many options to mull over.”

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