“I have fulfil my dream” – Man Utd star, Ighalo

It appears it still like a dream in the eyes of Nigerian forward Jude Ighalo following his move to Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shocked fans when he approached Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua for the services of Jude Ighalo on a loan deal.

It was a “dream come true”for the former Watford forward as he has always been a supporter of Manchester United from his childhood.

Following the interest with the club, he went ahead to extend his loan deal with expired in June by another six months with Manchester United.

Speaking during an interview with BBC, he stated that he has fulfil his dream of playing for Red Devils.

He told BBC Sport: “That energy, that positivity, that happiness, never change. You can see that smile on my face every time I go in there.

“It’s not every man’s dream that comes to pass, well mine did. My kids will grow up and see that I played for a team that I supported from when I was young, I cried when they lose and all of that.

“I want to keep doing what I need to do until the last day that I play for the club.”

Although, the 30 years hasn’t been Solskjaer’s number one forward as likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood are preferred in the attack.

He added: “My favourite moment is when I scored my first goal for Manchester United. I was the first Nigerian to play for Manchester United, the first Nigerian to score for Manchester United.

“I could not sleep in the night, waking up, checking my phone messages from all over the world from friends and family and all that. It means a lot to me.”

Ighalo has netted five goals for Manchester United in 20 appearances in all competitions. He yet to score a goal in the Premier League since he moved to Old Trafford.

Ighalo is expected to start for Manchester United when they face Luton Town on Tuesday in the third round of Carabao Cup.

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