Ex Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo says his unforeseen move to Manchester United is a “dream come true”.
Ighalo landed in Manchester from China on Sunday following his transfer deadline-day switch from Shanghai Shenhua.
The 30-year-old former Watford star, who grew up as a United fan, joined the Old Trafford club for the rest of the season as cover for the injured Marcus Rashford.
“It is a fantasy worked out in light of the fact that since I was a kid I always envisioned about Man United,” Ighalo revealed to Sky Sports on his arrival in Manchester.
“This is reality now. It has been crazy, but I am happy to be in Manchester and this is a great opportunity for me.
“I am happy to work hard with the team, and to finish very well this season.”
Ighalo turned down another Premier League club to join United and has focused on lifting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s troubled side back towards the Premier Leagues top four.
The Nigeria international scored 16 times in 55 Premier League appearances for Watford before moving to Changchun Yatai in January 2017, and afterward Shanghai Shenhua two years later.