Odion Ighalo (L) has retired from Nigeria’s Super Eagles
Former Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo says his surprising transfer to Manchester United is a “dream come true”.
Ighalo arrived in Manchester from China on Sunday following his switch deadline-day change from Shanghai Shenhua.
The 30-year-old former Watford star, who grew up as a United fan, joined the Old Trafford membership for the rest of the season as cowl for the injured Marcus Rashford.
“It is a dream come true because since I was kid I always dreamt about Man United,” Ighalo informed Sky Sports on his arrival in Manchester.
“This is reality now. It has been crazy, but I am happy to be in Manchester and this is a great opportunity for me.
“I am happy to work hard with the team, and to finish very well this season.”
Ighalo turned down one other Premier League membership to affix United and has set his sights on lifting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s troubled aspect again in the direction of the Premier Leagues high 4.
The Nigeria worldwide scored 16 occasions in 55 Premier League appearances for Watford earlier than shifting to Changchun Yatai in January 2017, after which Shanghai Shenhua two years later.