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Ighalo Ends Man United Loan with Emotional Farewell

Odion Ighalo has confirmed his imminent Manchester United exit in an emotional farewell message.

He was the first Nigerian bred player to feature for United.

Ighalo was the top scorer in 2019 AFCON in Egypt and subsequently announced his retirement from the Super Eagles.

The 31-year-old’s one-year loan at Old Trafford will finish at the end of January, when he is due to return to parent club Shanghai Shenhua.

There are offers for the player in Qatar and some other countries.

“It’s so hard to see this dream come to an end,” Ighalo wrote on social media.

“But I give God the glory for helping me fulfil this life long dream of putting on a Manchester United shirt as a player and represent this great club.”

The boyhood United fan, who has played just nine minutes of Premier League football this season, added playing for the club was an “honour I will forever cherish and be grateful for”.

Ighalo scored four goals in his first three starts for United last season and is hopeful the club can win the Premier League and FA Cup this season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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