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Ighalo Is Part Of My Plans – United Boss Solskjaer
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Ighalo Is Part Of My Plans – United Boss Solskjaer

Manchester United boss Ole gunner Solskjaer says Odion Ighalo is still very much part of his plan and remains an important member of the squad. Ighalo has struggled for game time this season and the arrival of Uruguayan forward Edison Cavani means the former Nigerian striker could slip further down into the pecking order. After been left out of the team for Premier League games at Brighton and a home defeat to Tottenham Hotspurs, Ighalo returned to the squad for the trip to Newcastle United but he was an used substitute. The experienced striker has been included in the squad for the Champions League game away to PSG and speaking ahead of the game, Solskjaer reiterated striker remains an integral part of the squad. “As a club, we always want to get players in and also give t...
Dettol Cool Announces Ighalo As Brand Ambassador
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Dettol Cool Announces Ighalo As Brand Ambassador

    Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo has been named as ambassador of Nigeria’s leading hygiene brand Dettol. The striker arrived from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua on a temporary loan deal on the final day of the January transfer window, to provide Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with cover for the injured Marcus Rashford who was sidelined with a back issue. Announcing the pact via his social media handle, the 31-year-old said that as a sportsman, he shares similar values with the Dettol Cool brand – which includes staying protected from germs as well as staying fit and healthy. *“As a professional footballer, staying healthy and germ-free is a critical part of my life,” the former Watfordman said. “I’m very excited about the new Dettol offering beca...
Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo
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Ajegunle Names Astro Turf Mini Stadium And Park After Odion Ighalo

  It was an ensemble of the crème de la crème in Ajegunle sporting arena, when the Odion Ighalo 02 Arena and cenotaph were commissioned on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by Hon. Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Sopcial Development, Hon. Segun Dawodu, who was represented by the Director General of Sports at the Lagos State Ministry. The event which was carried out to immortalize Ajegunle and former super-Eagles Striker, Odion Jude Ighalo was the first in the history of sporting activities in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area. The commissioned astro-turf standard football pitch in Tolu Nur/Pry School, Tolu complex and cenotaph at Tolu road have been described as the first in the LGA. According to Hon. Fatai Adekunle Ayoola, the executive chairman of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Loc...
Dettol Cool Announces Odion Ighalo As New Brand Ambassador
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Dettol Cool Announces Odion Ighalo As New Brand Ambassador

Nigeria’s leading hygiene brand – Dettol, has unveiled Nigerian football star, Odion Ighalo, as the brand ambassador for Dettol Cool.   Announcing the partnership via his Twitter account, the Manchester United star striker, who won the Golden boot, at AFCON 2019, said that as a sportsman he shares very similar values with the Dettol Cool brand.   The values, according to him, include - staying protected and safe from germs, staying fit and healthy, and being the best at what he does.   “As a professional footballer, staying healthy and germ-free is a critical part of my life,” he said.   Ighalo, who expressed excitement for the deal, said he had always been a huge fan of Dettol which he described as “one of the most popular and reputable brands g...
Ighalo’s Goal Against LASK Voted 3rd Best In Europa League
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Ighalo’s Goal Against LASK Voted 3rd Best In Europa League

Manchester United's Odion Ighalo (centre-left) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg match at Linzer Stadion, Linz. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images) UEFA technical observers voted Odion Ighalo’s goal for Manchester United against LASK among the strikes in the Europa League last season. Ighalo scored the goal in Manchester United’s Round of 16, first leg tie against LASK at the Linzer Stadium in March which they won 5-0 The Nigerian forward controlled a pass from Bruno Fernandes and juggled the both with both feet, before unleashing a powerful left-foot drive in the top corner. The goal was eventually voted third behind Ruben Neves’ goal for Wolves against Espanyol and Claudiu Keseru’s left-foo...
No offers for Man Utd target Dembele, says Lyon coach Garcia
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No offers for Man Utd target Dembele, says Lyon coach Garcia

The former Celtic striker has attracted interest from the Premier League and his future at the Ligue 1 club remains uncertain Lyon coach Rudi Garcia has stated the club have not received any offers for striker Moussa Dembele or midfielder Houssem Aouar. Manchester United have shown an interest in Dembele as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explores options to strengthen his attack on a more permanent basis after securing a loan extension for Odion Ighalo. Aouar, meanwhile, has been linked with Manchester City and Juventus, and Lyon’s sporting director Juninho Pernambucano recently acknowledged that both players could leave the club when the transfer window reopens.
Top 10 Nigerian Footballers In Premier League History
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Top 10 Nigerian Footballers In Premier League History

A total of 42 Nigerian footballers have featured in the English Premier League which is more than any other African country in the history of the competition since it berthed during the 1992/93 season. Efan Ekoku was the first to grace the EPL when he represented Norwich City in April 1993 while Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Isaac Success and Odion Ighalo are the five Nigerians playing in the current campaign. Ahead of the restart of the English top-flight on Wednesday, June 17 from the coronavirus-enforced break, your soar-away number one sports daily in Nigeria, Complete Sports’ By OLUYEMI OGUNSEYIN takes a look at the top ten Nigerian footballers in the EPL… 1. Nwankwo KANU (Arsenal, West Brom & Portsmouth -/273 appearances/54 goals/29 assists) Arguably...
Giggs explains why Ighalo is different from other Manchester United players
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Giggs explains why Ighalo is different from other Manchester United players

The United legend is thrilled to see the Nigeria forward staying at Old Trafford until January 2021 after making a statement within three months Odion Ighalo is different from his Manchester United teammates because he is a centre forward and he gives something extra off the bench, according to club legend Ryan Giggs. Earlier this week, the Nigeria striker’s loan deal at Manchester was extended until January 2021 after his impressive goalscoring contribution between January and March. Ighalo joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team on an initial five-month loan from Shanghai Shenhua, and he returned four goals in eight games before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the football calendar from March.
Paul Scholes Reveals what Ighalo has Added to Man Utd Squad
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Paul Scholes Reveals what Ighalo has Added to Man Utd Squad

Former Manchester United midfield maestro, Paul Scholes, has revealed that striker, Odion Ighalo has added a ‘target man’ to the Red Devils squad. According to Scholes, Ighalo gives Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, a unique center-forward presence in his squad, which the club has been lacking for some time. Man United and Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua reached an agreement to extend Ighalo’s second loan contract until January 2021 last week. But Scholes said he has been pleasantly surprised by the impact the 30-year-old Nigerian striker has made at the Old Trafford so far. “You have to say Solskjaer’s three or four signings have been excellent,” Scholes told MUTV. “I was a little bit dubious about the Ighalo one, I was not quite...
‘If they don’t act, I’ll walk off’ – Ighalo says he’ll take action if racially abused again
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‘If they don’t act, I’ll walk off’ – Ighalo says he’ll take action if racially abused again

The striker revealed he has experienced racial abuse while playing in China and he will not stand for it again On-loan Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has vowed to walk off the pitch if he is racially abused again and a referee takes no action against the culprit. Ighalo revealed he was "called all sorts of names" during a game while playing for his parent club Shanghai Shenhua, but took no further action after informing the Chinese Football Association. The 30-year-old, who this week extended his stay with United until the end of January 2021, will not stand for any further abuse.
Ighalo Set To Return To Super Eagles
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Ighalo Set To Return To Super Eagles

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has revealed he is ‘thinking’ about returning to the Nigeria national team. The forward played a key role as the West Africans qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after missing the previous two editions in 2015 and 2017. The former Watford striker emerged as the highest goalscorer in the qualifiers before firing the Super Eagles to a third-place finish in the tournament in Egypt, scooping the top scorer award in the process. Ighalo, however, announced his retirement from international duty after his five-star performance in the competition, along with the team captain and former Chelsea star John Obi Mikel. In doing so, the forward cited the difficulty of having to travel the distance between China to Nigeria for national du...
My Man United Dream Bigger Than The Money Offered By Shanghai Shenhua – Ighalo
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My Man United Dream Bigger Than The Money Offered By Shanghai Shenhua – Ighalo

Former Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo has revealed that he refused to return to China because he is not focusing on money alone. Ighalo instead chose to extend his loan deal with Manchester United till next year January rather than return to Shanghai Shenhua on the expiration of his initial loan deal with the Red Devils. Speaking with another ex-International, Ifeanyi Udeze on a radio programme on Brila FM monitored on Thursday morning, Ighalo said he decided to stay on at United over a big-money return to Shanghai because playing for the Manchester club is his childhood dream. “Sometimes money is not everything in life, playing at Man United has been my childhood dream and it is not a decision I made just for now,’he said. “I chose Man United over a return to Shanghai ...
Ighalo Speaks on New Man Utd Deal
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Ighalo Speaks on New Man Utd Deal

Odion Ighalo has spoken about his delight at extending his Manchester United loan deal. The 30-year-old joined United in January on an initial six-month contract from Shanghai Shenhua. Ighalo went on to score four goals in eight appearances, before it expired on May 31. However, both clubs have agreed on an extension, which will see the Nigerian striker remain at Old Trafford until January 2021. “I’m really happy. It’s a dream for me to be here. I’m buzzing and ready to go,” Ighalo told MUTV. “The last few days have been difficult as there have been different talks about it but now I’m really happy, so I need to concentrate fully. I’m here until the end of January, so it’s good for me.” The last time Ighalo featured for the Red Devils...
Checkout The Amount Manchester United Will Pay Ighalo To Keep Him Until January
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Checkout The Amount Manchester United Will Pay Ighalo To Keep Him Until January

Manchester United have extended Odion Ighalo's loan until the end of January, with United agreeing a £6million fee with Shanghai Shenhua and continuing to pay just under half of Ighalo's £300,000-a-week wages. There is no option or obligation for United to buy the 30-year-old striker when his new deal runs out on January 31. Shanghai had demanded Ighalo's return after his initial four-month loan at United expired at midnight on Sunday, but both clubs confirmed on Monday that a compromise had been reached. The breakthrough in lengthy negotiations was helped by a further delay to the Chinese Super League season which still has no start date in place. United's hand was also strengthened after China told foreign nationals late last week that there will be no visas allowing them...
Man Utd Ighalo deal won’t influence Dembele pursuit
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Man Utd Ighalo deal won’t influence Dembele pursuit

Manchester United are yet to make an offer for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele. United are monitoring Dembele's situation at Lyon and could make an approach in the upcoming transfer window, says ESPN. United yesterday announced that they had secured a loan extension for Nigeria international Odion Ighalo that will see him remain with the club until January 2021. But executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and co. are still on the look-out to bring another striker to Old Trafford to ease the burden on Marcus Rashford. RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is under consideration, but 23-year-old Dembele is still a target for the 13-time Premier League champions. Dembele scored 22 goals and provided seven assists in 42 appearances before the Ligue 1 season was halted due to the Coronavirus.
Rashford Congratulates Ighalo On Signing New Manchester United Loan Deal
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Rashford Congratulates Ighalo On Signing New Manchester United Loan Deal

Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford has taken to social media to congratulate Odion Ighalo on extending his stay at Manchester United United and Shanghai Shenhua have reached an agreement that will keep the former Nigeria international at the English Premier League club until January 31, 2021. Shanghai Shenhua explained that Ighalo was allowed to extend his loan deal in view of the uncertainty surrounding the resumption of the Chinese Super League and uncertainty of the foreign players quota. It was clear that Manchester United needed a new striker after Rashford suffered a back injury in January and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to ease the goalscoring burden on Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood. Rashford retweeted Manchester United's official announcement o...
Amount Man Utd Paid Shanghai Shenhua to Keep Ighalo at Old Trafford Revealed
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Amount Man Utd Paid Shanghai Shenhua to Keep Ighalo at Old Trafford Revealed

The amount Manchester United paid to Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua to keep striker, Odion Ighalo, at Old Trafford until January 2021 has been revealed. Man United on Monday confirmed that a deal had been reached, to extend Ighalo’s new loan at the club. According to the Daily Mail, the Red Devils paid Shenhua a total of £10.5million to keep the Nigerian striker in England. The newspaper also reports that United have agreed to continue paying £130,000 of his £300,000-a-week contract and splash out another £6million in loan fees. Ighalo’s initial deal with Man United expired on May 31. The former Watford star has impressed since he joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side from Shenhua in January this year. The 30-year-old attacker scored four ...
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Rashford Reacts as Ighalo Extends Man Utd Deal

Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford, has congratulated Odion Ighalo on extending his stay at the club. The Premier League side and Shanghai Shenhua have reached an agreement that will see Ighalo remain at Old Trafford until January 2021. The 30-year-old has been allowed to remain with United, amid uncertainty over the resumption of the Chinese Super League and when foreign players can return. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought in Ighalo in the January window, after Rashford suffered a back injury. However, the England forward is fit again and will be ready to lead the attack for United, when the season restarts. Rashford retweeted United’s official announcement on Ighalo’s loan extension and commented, “Congrats @ighalojude”. Ighalo re...
Manchester United Extend Odion Ighalo Contract Until January 2021
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Manchester United Extend Odion Ighalo Contract Until January 2021

Manchester United have reached an agreement to extend Odion Ighalo's loan from Shanghai Shenhua until January 31, 2021. Ighalo initially joined Manchester United in a Deadline Day move in January, and scored four times in eight appearances in all competitions prior to the suspension of the Premier League. Ighalo's initial loan deal was due to expire on May 31 and United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has thanked Shanghai Shenhua for allowing the 30-year-old to remain in Manchester longer than previously agreed. "They [Shanghai Greenland Shenhua] have been great towards us, allowing him to play for his dream club," Solskjaer said. "It's been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish what he started and win a trophy with us." Ighalo's current deal at Shenhua runs out in De...
Shanghai Shenhua soften Ighalo stance
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Shanghai Shenhua soften Ighalo stance

Shanghai Shenhua have softened their stance over Odion Ighalo's situation at Manchester United. ESPN says United's hopes of signing Ighalo, or at least extending his stay at Old Trafford, have been boosted after Shanghai Shenhua changed their transfer stance. The Chinese Super League outfit are ready to discuss a loan extension - having initially insisted on a permanent £20m switch. That will be music to the ears of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has publicly expressed his wish to keep the 30-year-old at Old Trafford to at least see out the season and win some silverware. A new contract from Shenhua is also on the table for Ighalo to sign.
Ighalo to Leave Man Utd to Sign £400,000-per-week deal
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Ighalo to Leave Man Utd to Sign £400,000-per-week deal

Odion Ighalo is likely to sign a £400,000-per-week deal when he returns to Shanghai Shenhua, according to Sky Sports. The 30-year-old looks set to leave Manchester United in the coming days, after his Chinese Super League club asked him to return ahead of the delayed restart of the season. Ighalo’s loan deal with the Red Devils ends on May 31. Although United have expressed a desire to keep the Nigerian striker for longer, Shanghai have so far turned down all approaches. The Chinese club has also offered Ighalo a two-year contract extension, which will see him earn around £400,000 per week. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been impressed with Ighalo, who has scored four goals in eight appearances, but is said to be “relaxed” about the si...
Owen Advises Man Utd on Permanent for Ighalo
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Owen Advises Man Utd on Permanent for Ighalo

Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, has advised the club to sign striker, Odion Ighalo, on a permanent transfer. Ighalo has impressed in his short spell at Old Trafford since joining Man United on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in January. The 30-year-old’s loan spell expires at the end of May, and United want to see if the Premier League returns or is called over, before deciding on Ighalo’s future. But Owen expects the Red Devils to pursue a permanent deal for the Nigerian star despite having Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial at their disposal. “I think Ighalo has been a good fit for Man United and when you sign players you have got to get the right fit,” Owen told talkSPORT. “It is not always about getting the best name. It is...
Shanghai Shenhua Raises Doubt over Ighalo’s Permanent Move to Man Utd
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Shanghai Shenhua Raises Doubt over Ighalo’s Permanent Move to Man Utd

Shanghai Shenhua sporting director, Zhou Jun, has said Odion Ighalo would be a perfect fit at Manchester United. However, Jun admits the Red Devils might have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, making it hard to sign the Nigerian on a permanent basis. Ighalo joined United on a six-month loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua in the January transfer window. The 30-year-old has gone on to score four goals from eight appearances across all competitions. However, United have to pay the £20 million Shenhua are demanding for him, to keep him beyond this season. Jun told m.ttplus.cn: “Realistically, Ighalo suits Manchester United. But many things are now uncertain due to COVID-19. “Would Manchester United be willing to spend? Would their bid reach our exp...
Ighalo Named Richest Nigerian Footballer in UK
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Ighalo Named Richest Nigerian Footballer in UK

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has been listed in the prestigious Sunday Times Young Sports Rich List for 2020. Only individuals and families residing in the UK are eligible to be included in the Young Sport Rich List aged 30 and under. The former Super Eagles star comes in at number 15 and he’s the only Nigerian-born sportsman in the top 18, as boxer Anthony Joshua, who ranked second, was born in Watford, England. Ighalo is worth £18million, same with Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey, former Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck and West Ham’s Jack Wilshere. A large chunk of Ighalo’s wealth comes from his salary at Shanghai Shenhua, where he was earning around £300,000 per week before he arrived at Old Trafford in January. Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah, is the hig...
Manchester United Striker, Odion Ighalo Trains With Mystery Female Training Partner In A Public Park (Photos)
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Manchester United Striker, Odion Ighalo Trains With Mystery Female Training Partner In A Public Park (Photos)

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, 30, was pictured with a mystery female training partner as he carried out some exercise routine in a public park in Cheshire. According to The Sun, the Nigerian international was pictured at a local Cheshire park training with the mystery woman ahead of the top flight’s potential return on June 1. At one point, the former Watford striker was spotted signing an autograph for a fan who passed him a note pad and pen to have his signature, while abiding by the strict social distancing rules. Earlier this week, it was reported that Ighalo’s permanent move to Manchester United is now in doubt with his parent club, Shanghai Shenhua expecting him back in time for the start of the new Chinese Super League season, which is scheduled to be...
Odion Ighalo’s Permanent Move To Manchester United Now In Doubt As Shanghai Shenhua Expect Him Back In July
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Odion Ighalo’s Permanent Move To Manchester United Now In Doubt As Shanghai Shenhua Expect Him Back In July

Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo's permanent move to Manchester United is now in doubt with his parent club, Shanghai Shenhua expecting him back in time for the start of the new Chinese Super League season, which is scheduled to begin in July.   Manchester United are hoping to extend his loan stay till the end of the Premier League season, but the date remains unclear amid the Coronavirus pandemic with Ighalo's deal expiring on May 30.   According to Mail Online, Shanghai Shenhua will only allow Ighalo to remain at Old Trafford if it is on a permanent deal for £20m and won't agree to an extension for a loan. This means if Manchester United are not willing to sign him permanently, he would head back to China to re-join his club.   Since signing for the clu...
Ighalo Hopes For Man United Loan Deal Extension
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Ighalo Hopes For Man United Loan Deal Extension

Odion Ighalo hopes his loan deal at Manchester United is extended until the Premier League season is completed. The former Super Eagles striker, 30, moved from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in January and has a contract until May 31. United has not made any offer of loan extension or permanent deal. Ighalo may have to return to China at the end of the month. “I would like to finish the season if it’s possible,” Ighalo told BBC Sport. “I was in good form, good shape, scoring goals and now we’ve stopped now for over a month. I’ve given it my best and hopefully we’ll come back to play. “The team had a good momentum before the pandemic started. At the moment I’m on loan, and this will cut short my time at the club.” He has scored four goals in eight games in all competitions...
Ighalo Names Three Man Utd Players he would Have Loved to Play With
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Ighalo Names Three Man Utd Players he would Have Loved to Play With

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has picked three club legends he would have loved to line up alongside. The 30-year-old, who is on loan at Old Trafford, made his selections from the squad that won the Treble in the 1998/1999 season. A boyhood United fan, Ighalo was a child when Sir Alex Ferguson’s side lifted the FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League. “If you have Ryan Giggs from the left, David Beckham from the right and Paul Scholes in the middle, then what else does a striker need? “When you see Beckham cross the ball, all you have to do is move your leg or your head and tap it in,” Ighalo told United’s official website. The Treble-winning squad also included current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who brought Ighalo in...
NFF Hints at Ighalo’s Return to Super Eagles
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NFF Hints at Ighalo’s Return to Super Eagles

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has refused to rule out Odion Ighalo returning to the national team. However, Pinnick insisted that the 30-year-old would not be forced to reverse his decision to quit the Super Eagles. Ighalo announced his international retirement last year, after finishing as the top scorer at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. But since he made a loan switch to Manchester United in January, his impressive displays have led to calls for Ighalo to play for Nigeria again. “He grew up in Ajegunle, you know the mentality about Ajegunle and Nigeria, he loves the country so much, so I believe if there is need for him to play for Nigeria, he will come. “I am in touch with him, we speak ...
Solskjaer Criticizes Me Despite my Scoring Record at Man Utd – Ighalo
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Solskjaer Criticizes Me Despite my Scoring Record at Man Utd – Ighalo

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has revealed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still criticises him demanding improvements, despite his decent scoring record at the club. The 30-year-old moved to Old Trafford on a six-month loan deal in the January transfer window. Ighalo has since scored four goals in his first eight appearances for the Red Devils. The Nigerian striker has now spoken about how Solskjaer is trying to get the best out of him. “During games… there was even a game I scored in, and he said, “You should have scored more if you do this or do that”. “I thought about it and I know if I would have done what Ole said, I would have scored more. He says: “You’re a striker, take the chance”. “So I’ve learnt a lot...
Premier League unveils 5-Man Shortlist for Best Ever Nigerian Player in EPL History
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Premier League unveils 5-Man Shortlist for Best Ever Nigerian Player in EPL History

The English premier league has unveiled a five man shortlist for fans to vote on which Nigerian player they think was the 'Best Ever Nigerian Player in EPL history' The list includes former Chelsea player John Mikel Obi, former Arsenal player Kanu Nwankwo, former Bolton Wanderers player Jay Jay Okocha, former Middleborough player Yakubu Aiyegbeni and former Chelsea player Victor Moses. According to the Premier League's official website, the poll was organized to recognize the impact Nigerians have had in the EPL since inception knowing that Nigerians like Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Isaac Success are currently lighting up the league. Posting on their official website, the EPL said; "Some exceptionally gifted players have come from over...
Odion Ighalo’s Top Priority For Man United
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Odion Ighalo’s Top Priority For Man United

Manchester United fully intend to sign Odion Ighalo this summer and have made the Nigerian loanee their No 1 priority when it comes to recruiting a new striker, claims a transfer expert. Ighalo, who moved to United on loan from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua on deadline day in January, has hit the ground running with four goals in eight appearances. Indeed, the Nigerian’s strikes helped the Red Devils progress in the Europa League and FA Cup before the season was brought to a halt last month. And while the 30-year-old has released an interview stating his happiness with life at Old Trafford, it’s been claimed he could reject the deal due to a combination of reasons, with one report even citing that a lack of appreciation at Old Trafford could see him join a direct rival. Howeve...
Manchester United’s Odion Ighalo Explains Why He Won’t Return To Super Eagles
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Manchester United’s Odion Ighalo Explains Why He Won’t Return To Super Eagles

Odion Ighalo has ruled out the possibility of reversing his 2019 decision to retire from the Super Eagles after he helped the Nigerian national team clinch Bronze at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament. According to Ighalo, who now plays for Manchester United, the presence of Lille’s Victor Osimhen, who inherited his number nine jersey, and Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze are very good examples of why he is not needed in the team and might find it hard rescinding his retirement decision. “For now I am done with the Super Eagles but in life you can never say never. I am in contact with the coach constantly, four days ago he sent me a message,” Ighalo said to Juliet Bawuah in a Twitter conversation. “I still message him to wish the team good luck before they play a ...
Man Utd striker Ighalo: Why I won’t change No25 shirt
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Man Utd striker Ighalo: Why I won’t change No25 shirt

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo says he's happy with the No25 shirt. Ighalo has been asked whether he would consider changing his current number 25 shirt for a more traditional striking number. But he replied in a Q&A: "No I don't think so. The No.25 has been giving me luck so far so why would I want to change it? "I picked it because when I joined the team that was the jersey that was available, I think that it was No.25 and No.19 – so I picked 25 because when I was in the Premier League before I wore 24 at Watford … so 24 plus one is 25 so I just picked 25. "Legends like Antonio Valencia wore that shirt so it's a privilege. Nigerian Kanu wore the No.25 when he was at Arsenal, so it's a great number. I just picked it and said, 'Okay, yeah, lucky number for me.
​Ighalo must accept enormous pay-cut for Man Utd move
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​Ighalo must accept enormous pay-cut for Man Utd move

Manchester United loan star Odion Ighalo must forgo a lot of money if he wants to move to the team permanently. The Nigerian has been a sensation since arriving from Shanghai Shenhua in January scoring in all his competitive starts for the team. Ighalo is wanted by United permanently, but the Daily Star claims they do not want to sign him on his existing £300,000-a-week wages. They would prefer to pay him closer to £100,000-a-week, as it would be in line with his place as a rotation player in the squad. The 30-year-old must now decide if he wants to continue playing for the club he has supported as a child, or if he prefers the financial security of his Shenhua contract. His loan deal expires on May 31, but that may be extended by FIFA depending on if and when the existing P...
Osimhen Is Future Of Nigerian Football, Says Ighalo
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Osimhen Is Future Of Nigerian Football, Says Ighalo

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has praised Victor Osimhen and claims the 21-year-old is the future of Nigerian football. Osimhen has been in sublime form for Lille this season with 18 goals in 38 appearances so far. The Nigeria international has been linked with a move away this summer, while reports last month claimed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had made him a ‘priority’ transfer target for Manchester United. Ighalo, who regularly speaks to Osimhen, has backed the young striker to ‘break records’ in Europe and says he has the right mentality to be a success. ‘I talk to Osimhen, he’s a very nice boy, young, he’s a good guy,’ Ighalo said in an interview with Elegbete TV. ‘We talk, not almost every day, but almost every time I advise him. ‘He’s the future of Nigerian footb...
Odion Ighalo: No need to rush Man Utd decision
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Odion Ighalo: No need to rush Man Utd decision

Odion Ighalo says nothing will be decided regarding his future at Manchester United until the end of the season. The Nigerian striker is on-loan from Shanghai Shenhua, with the deal to expire on June 30. He told ElegbeteTV: "I don't just sit down and take decisions, and I don't get carried away with whatever people say. I came to Manchester United to play for a pay cut because I wanted to. "So anything could happen, but I want the season to finish and my loan to finish. Then I will see everything I have. "You don't just rush and do things. 'I'm going here, I'm going here'. I have to sit down and finish the season well, sit down with my agent, see what's on the ground: A, B, C, D, is on the ground. Okay we have to pick."
Ighalo, Iheanacho Name Players Responsible For Their Early Success In England
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Ighalo, Iheanacho Name Players Responsible For Their Early Success In England

Super Eagles’ Strikers, Odion Ighalo and Kelechi Iheanacho have attributed their quick acclimatisation in England to some players, who took them under their wings when they arrived in Manchester. Iheanacho began his sojourn in England at Manchester City before moving to Leicester, while Ighalo is on loan at Manchester United. In a report published by mirror.co.uk, Ighalo picks De Gea, Juan Mata and Sergio Romero as the three ‘brothers’ who have helped him settle into life at Old Trafford. The former Watford striker has enjoyed an impressive run of form on his return to England after joining United in January. Ighalo has netted four goals in three starts since his loan switch from Shanghai Shenhua, and is now in line to make his stay permanent. “I have a lot of guys there...
“I Am Greater Than Odion Ighalo” DJ Cuppy Claims
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“I Am Greater Than Odion Ighalo” DJ Cuppy Claims

Mainstream Nigerian circle racer, Florence Otedola otherwise called DJ Cuppy has taken to her Instagram stories to uncover she’s more noteworthy than Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo. In new updates on her Instagram Stories she expressed shared a video flaunting her footballing aptitudes with well known video application TikTok. She shared the of herself dashing a specific article and no falsehoods she did very well. On the off chance that you did Maths in school that basically implies Cuppy more noteworthy than Ighalo. Elsewhere in the world, renowned Nigerian female Disk Jockey, Florence Otedola expected name DJ Cuppy, has spilled some tea about her private life and her associations. She said, “At 26i am very proud but I have definitely made a few mistakes...
‘If I Were In Ighalo’s Shoe, I’d Jump At Shanghai’s N181 Million Per Week Offer’ – Former West Brom Defender Ifeanyi Udeze
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‘If I Were In Ighalo’s Shoe, I’d Jump At Shanghai’s N181 Million Per Week Offer’ – Former West Brom Defender Ifeanyi Udeze

Former Super Eagles defender Ifeanyi udeze has stated that he will reject Manchester United to play for Shanghai Shenhua of China, if he were in Odion Ighalo’s shoes. Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo was presented with a new deal worth £400,000 per week last week for him to snub a permanent transfer to Manchester United. Manchester United have so far been impressed by Ighalo since signing him in January and have opted to sign the Ajegunle born striker on a permanent deal from Shanghai Shenhua. But the Old Trafford club are not prepared to even match up to half of what the Chinese club is offering, meaning Ighalo has to decide on the club he’ll play for next season. Speaking to Brila FM on Monday, Udeze, a former West Bromwich Albion star said that he will not think t...
Ighalo’s £400,000-Per-Week Offer: I’d Be Shocked If Man Utd Striker Walked Away – Paul Merson
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Ighalo’s £400,000-Per-Week Offer: I’d Be Shocked If Man Utd Striker Walked Away – Paul Merson

Paul Merson, has said he would be shocked if Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, turn down a permanent move to the Red Devil and return to Shanghai Shenhua at the end of the season after being offered £400,000-a-week wages by the Chinese club. We had reported on Thursday that Shanghai Shenhua has not given up hope of Ighalo returning to China and has offered the former Watford star £400,000-a-week wages to stay on with them. Ighalo joined the Man United last January transfer window on a six-month loan deal from Shenhua. The Nigerian striker has scored four goals in eight appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side so far this season, but Merson believes The 30-year-old cannot turn down a permanent move to stay at Old Trafford even if it means for him to accept a pay cu...
Odion Ighalo Offered £400k-a-week Deal By Shanghai Shenhua
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Odion Ighalo Offered £400k-a-week Deal By Shanghai Shenhua

Manchester United loanee Odion Ighalo has been offered a two-year contract extension worth more than £400,000 per week by his parent club Shanghai Shenhua. The Chinese club want to reward the Nigerian striker for his good form at United, where has scored four goals in his first three starts The 30-year-old's loan in England expires on May 31 but, as Sky Sports reported on Monday, it is likely to be extended until June 30 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Ighalo's current contract expires in December 2022 and Shanghai want to keep him until December 2024. The new deal would see Ighalo earn £400,000 a week before tax, which is said to have flattered the striker. His focus, though, is on United until his loan spell expires. He will wait to see if United offer him a permanent d...
Manchester United to Sign Odion Ighalo for £15m in the Summer
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Manchester United to Sign Odion Ighalo for £15m in the Summer

Manchester United are reportedly ready to sign Odion Ighalo following his impressive performances at the Premier League club. According to Daily Mail, Manchester United will pay up to £15million this summer to sign Ighalo as his temporary move from Shanghai Shenhua is set to end on May 31, earlier than most loan deals. The good news comes days after it was revealed that Shanghai are prepared to sell Odion Ighalo and have put a £15m valuation on the player. The publication also disclosed that while the club are ready to sign Ighalo permanently they are also looking at negotiating an extension of the loan with Shenhua if the Premier League season which is on hold until the end of April continues into June because of the coronavirus pandemic. Since signing for the club in the ...
‘After long years of sacrifices he deserves that prize’- Odion Ighalo’s agent reveals reasons behind his Manchester United success
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‘After long years of sacrifices he deserves that prize’- Odion Ighalo’s agent reveals reasons behind his Manchester United success

Following Odion Ighalo's heroics since joining Manchester United in January, his agent Patrick Bastianelli has come out to reveal why the Ajegunle born striker was meant to succeed in his career and crown it with playing for Manchester United. Former Watford striker, Ighalo, 30, has been a hit at United after joining from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, scoring four goals already and helping United to fifth place in the Premier League before football in England was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ighalo's agent, Patrick Bastianelli believes the 30-year-old's hardwork over the years and positive mentality is the reason why he has succeeded at Manchester United, a club he supported since childhood. Ighalo debuted in Europe in 2007 after joining Norwegian club Lyn Oslo, h...
Paul Pogba Will be a Manchester United Player Next Season – Ole Solskjaer Dismisses Exit Rumors Despite Public Spat With Pogba’s Agent
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Paul Pogba Will be a Manchester United Player Next Season – Ole Solskjaer Dismisses Exit Rumors Despite Public Spat With Pogba’s Agent

Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has revealed that star player Paul Pogba won't be sold and will remain a Manchester United player next season despite recent online spats made by Pogba's agent against Solksjaer and the club. Pogba's multi-millionaire agent, Mino Raiola last month entered into a war of words with Solksjaer claiming that the Pogba was being held against his will and that the player will reaccess his options this season despite not playing regularly due to an ankle injury. Pogba who has two years left in his contract now reportedly wants a new contract but could stay at the club having seen first hand how good the club's football has been since the arrival of Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo in January.        United were planning to sell him this sum...
Odion Ighalo Celebrates His Mother On Her Birthday
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Odion Ighalo Celebrates His Mother On Her Birthday

Manchester United Striker, Odion Ighalo is today celebrating his mother’s birthday. He took to his instagram page to share a photo with his wishing her birthday. Also, don’t Odion is the first Nigeria to play in Manchester United.
Redknapp Hails Man United for Signing Ighalo, Fernadens
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Redknapp Hails Man United for Signing Ighalo, Fernadens

Former Premier League player, Jamie Redknapp, has given his judgement on Manchester United stars, Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo ahead of the Red Devils’ Premier League derby against Manchester City on Sunday at Old Trafford. Fernandes and Ighalo both joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side last January transfer window from Portuguese league and Chinese league respectively. But Redknapp believes Fernandes and Ighalo have been brilliant for United so far this season. According to him, the duo are inspired signings and have made the difference in Solskjaer’s side. “The signing of Fernandes has been huge for Manchester United. Sometimes it only takes one player to change the feeling and the team,” Redknapp said on the Sky Sports podcast. “The Portugal international has been br...
I Want to Crown my Success and Win the FA Cup With Manchester United – Odion Ighalo
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I Want to Crown my Success and Win the FA Cup With Manchester United – Odion Ighalo

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has revealed he dreams of crowning his six months stay at Manchester United with FA Cup victory. 30 year old Ighalo, who was signed from Shanghai Shenhua on a six months loan, has scored three goals since joining United on the last day of the transfer window. The now retired Super Eagles striker scored two goals in United's last game against Derby county and now says he wants to win the FA Cup' “I watched Manchester United in the FA Cup a lot, which was great, and I loved playing in it with Watford. “Now, I want to go far and win it, if possible, to crown my success here with the team.” The 2019 AFCON top scorer will hope to replicate his scoring form when United host Manchester City on Sunday in the Premier League. Meanwhile former ...
Rooney Compares Derby County to Man Utd After FA Cup Defeat
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Rooney Compares Derby County to Man Utd After FA Cup Defeat

Derby County striker, Wayne Rooney, has compared the Rams with Manchester United after his side’s FA Cup’s fifth-round 3-0 defeat on Thursday night. The 34-year-old was unable to save Derby County at the iPro Stadium as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men knocked out the Championship side from the FA Cup, thanks to goals from Luke Shaw and a brace from Odion Ighalo. Rooney, a former Manchester United star, said during his time at Old Trafford, the Red Devils always strive to win trophies, and at Derby, they strive to win promotion. “It’s a different league to what I am used to, different ambitions,” Rooney told BT Sport after the game. “At Manchester United, you are always striving to win trophies, and at Derby, we are striving to win promotion. “My role as a coach, having to bal...
Man Utd vs Man City: Ighalo Reveals Expectations From EPL Derby on Sunday
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Man Utd vs Man City: Ighalo Reveals Expectations From EPL Derby on Sunday

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has revealed what he expects when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men tackle Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Premier League derby on Sunday. Ighalo said he expects a ‘tough’ game against Pep Guardiola’s side at the Old Trafford Stadium. The 30-year-old said this on Thursday night after leading Man United to beat Derby County 3-0 in the FA Cup fifth-round encounter The Nigerian striker scored two goals as the Red Devils defeated Derby County at the iPro Stadium to qualified for the FA Cup quarter-final, where they will face Norwich City. Asked what he expects from Man United’s derby clash with Man City, Ighalo told Viaplay Football: “It is going to be a tough game because derby game is always tough. “This is the first derby I am goin...