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“I Am Fulfilled As A Footballer Even If I Don’t Achieve Anything Again” – Odion Ighalo

Odion Ighalo has said that he has lived a fulfilled life as a footballer even if he does not achieve anything again.

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo says he has fulfilled his dream as a footballer despite playing just four games this season for his dream club, Manchester United.

"I Am Fulfilled As A Footballer Even If I Don’t Achieve Anything Again" – Odion Ighalo 1

KanyiDaily recalls that Ighalo had arrived Old Trafford last January from Shanghai Shenhua and scored five goals in 18 games last season. He was mainly being used as a substitute.

The Nigerian has only been featured just four times for the club due to the arrival of Edinson Cavani, but he only has good things to say about his time at Man United.

Speaking with ESPN about his plans to leave the club once his deal expires at the end of this month, Ighalo said he’s fulfilled playing for the Red Devils even if he don’t achieve anything again till he finishes his career.

“It was a good one and a tough one, before I came to United I never thought I would play,” he told ESPN.

“I’m a Reds fan. If you ask anybody where I grew up, we fight because of Manchester United. We quarrel and argue. So when my team didn’t do well they would start to insult and argue with me and I cried. I can tell you I’m the happiest man on earth for my dream to come true, I fulfilled my dream.

“I remember the night my agent called me to tell me Manchester United wanted me, it was 10 or 11pm. Shanghai time. I was under my bed naked, I didn’t sleep until daybreak.

“I don’t care about a pay cut, I just want go to Manchester United because this is my dream. I was under my bed shivering and walking around my room and I did not sleep until 6am.

“I’m fulfilled as a football player, if I don’t achieve anything from now when I finish my career I am fulfilled.”

KanyiDaily had reported how Ighalo rejected a two-year contract extension worth more than £400,000 (N176,069,720.00) per week by his parent club, Shanghai Shenhua, just to play for Man United.

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