Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has announced his departure from English Premier League club Manchester United after one year at the club.
Ighalo made a dream move to Manchester United on the deadline day of the 2020 winter transfer window on loan from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua.
He was signed on a six month loan which was extended to January 31, 2021 due the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s so hard to see this dream come to an end. But I give God the glory for helping me fulfill this life long 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,” Ighalo wrote on social media.
“To the Manager I say thank you for trusting and believing in me when many did not, to my amazing team mates I will miss you guys, it was always fun and a time i look forward to training and spending time with all of you. And I pray we win the LEAGUE and FA cup this year.
“To the best fans in the world (the Manchester United fans) we have missed you, but we hear your voices cheering us on from afar, we can’t wait to have you all back on the stands.
“I’m still and would remain a MANCHESTER UNITED FAN forever. Once a Red, always a Red
“Thank you @manchesterunited and God bless.”
He played 23 times and scored five goals for the Red Devils.