Exclusive: Ighalo is a boyhood fan of Manchester United


The Ex Super Eagles Player made the switch from China back to the English Premier league, on Transfer Deadline. As he is no stranger to the league, where he had a successful career while at Watford.

But, an interesting twist to the story is, Odion Ighalo has been a die hard fan of Manchester United from Childhood. What an amazing script for the Player who hails from Edo state, in Nigeria.

Though, he grew up in Lagos, a slum in Ajegunle. And participated in ‘mock’ football tournaments in teams that adopted the names of European sides, where he would wear a Manchester United jersey during games.

Little did he know he would one day, wear the jersey of the Red Devils. The Club he has always supported from Childhood.

He is no stranger to the League, as he was with Watford, with whom he had won promotion from the Championship and got 16 league goals the season before, read the signs and were glad to be shot of him.