I’m Inspired By Manchester United’s Direction, Says Nigerian Striker Ighalo

A file photo of Odion Ighalo.

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has said he is inspired by the club’s direction and how they take the development of young players.

The Nigerian who teamed up with the Premier League giants during the January transfer window (on a loan spell till the end of the season) from Chinese Super League side, Shangai Shenhua, believes United is different from what people side outside.

According to the former Watford goal poacher, the Red Devils are a big team with a good structure which may sometimes take being an insider to see.

Ighalo hailed the Old Trafford side for how they have handled youth development, adding that he looks forward to spending more time with the side.

“I am inspired by the way the club is structured, I am inspired by the direction of the club, I am inspired by the development of the young players and how they are coming through from the grassroots to the first team,” he told Manchester United’s official website when asked the most inspiring thing about the club.

Also, the player described himself as a beast on the field of play, contrary to the gentle nature people ascribe to him.

According to Ighalo, he is an individual who never gives up and will fight, including on the field, to the end even in face of challenges.

The player will be hoping to get a permanent deal from the 1999 Champions League winners when the season, postponed over the coronavirus pandemic, restarts.

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