Manchester United Pays Tributes To Ighalo As Loan Ends
By Amaechi Agbo
The most successful club in English Premier League, EPL, Manchester United have paid tribute to their departing striker and former Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo, Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report
Ighalo on loan from Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua since a year ago, is leaving the club after his loan spell expires this month.
In a tribute to the former Watford attacker and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot winner, Manchester United noted that Ighalo adorned the red jersey and scored in a packed crowd of Old Trafford faithful.
The club in a message on their Twitter noted that Ighalo was the first Nigerian to play in the club and wished him good luck.
“@IghaloJude lived his boyhood dream.
“He pulled on the famous red shirt. He scored at in front of a packed Old Trafford. He was the first Nigerian to represent the club.
“Nothing will ever change that.
“Thank you and good luck, Odion — you’ll always be a Red,” the club said.
Manchester United is the most successful club in the 20-team EPL league with 20 League titles, 12 FA Cups, five League Cups and a record 21 FA Community Shields. United have also won three UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA Europa League, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, one Intercontinental Cup and one FIFA Club World Cup.
In 1998–99, the club became the first in the history of English football to achieve the continental European treble
By winning the UEFA Europa League in 2016–17, they became one of five clubs to have won all three main UEFA club competitions.
The Red Devil’s are gearing up for their 21 league title challenge as they currently occupy 2nd position on the 2020/2021 league table.