Ighalo: I don’t regret not scoring Premier League goal for Man Utd

Ighalo: I don’t regret not scoring Premier League goal for Man Utd

Former Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo has revealed that he never regretted not scoring a Premier League goal for his dream team.

He made this known while speaking with journalists during his courtesy visit to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare at the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

“And when you talked about my staying in Man Utd, it’s a dream come true for me to play in that team. There is bad time, there is good time but I always look forward to the positive side so I’m always happy my path crossed with Man Utd and I’m always grateful for that.

“No I don’t feel bad but I scored for Man Utd. Even though I played for Man Utd for one day and I did not score, I will still be happy because it’s a team I supported when I was young and a dream come true for me to have played for them,” he said.

He said his decision not coming back to play for the Super Eagles is to allow the younger ones use the platform for the country.

“Well, Nigeria is my country, when that time comes we’ll see. For now we have a very good team and I just want to give the young guys the support to keep making Nigerian proud,” he concluded.

The former Nigeria international joined the Reds on a temporary basis in January 2020, initially until the end of May.

Ighalo made an immediate impact at Old Trafford, scoring twice against Derby County in the Emirates FA Cup and registering Europa League goals versus Club Brugge and LASK, before the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the suspension of all football in March.

With the 2019/20 campaign continuing into the summer, United reached an agreement to extend Odion’s loan until this month, and the 31-year-old soon added another strike to his tally, opening the scoring in the 2-1 FA Cup quarter-final win at Norwich City and becoming the first player for 95 years to score in his first four starts for the club.

Overall, Ighalo made 23 appearances for United, scoring five goals.

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