Ighalo expresses affection for his club, say, ‘ I used to save my lunch money to watch Man Utd play’.
The former Watford striker who joined the Red Devil’s on a loan deal from Chinese super league Shanghai Shenhua has one month remaining for his deal with The Red devil’s to expire.
‘I use to save my lunch money to watch Man Utd play’ – Ighalo
Speaking with his club’s websites, Ighalo remembered how he used to save some part of his lunch money when he was still growing up to watch Manchester United games some years back then in his home town.
“I grew up in an area where everyone watched Premier League football. You either supported Manchester United or Arsenal or Chelsea back then,” He told the club website.
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The 31-year-old, went further to say, “In my house, my brothers, my late sister, all supported Manchester United. I was very young and I didn’t know much about football, so when they went to watch the game they would come back and you would see they would be arguing.
“When I grew up, my brother started taking me to the viewing centre to watch Manchester United. That’s how I fell in love with the team, watching Manchester United playing week in, week out.
Ighalo revealed that he cried each time he sees his club lost their match after spending his lunch money to watch them lost their match. That’s how how much the love began.
Upon joining the Red Devil’s the ex-Nigeria International have been a supporting striker to the club. He registered four goals for his club in eight match appearances and have succeeded in scoring 131 goals in 322 match appearances through out his carrier in club football.