Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo has revealed that he turned down moves to West Ham and West Bromwich Albion after his stint with Manchester United.
Ighalo was offered a chance to still play in the Premier League after it came evident that he could play fewer games at Old Trafford but admits that he had nothing to do in the English top-flight after achieving his dream of playing for United.
“I got an offer from two Premier League teams – West Ham and West Brom – who were ready to pay but what am I going to do in the Premier League again after playing for United? What other team do I want to play for to fulfill my dream? I have already fulfilled my dream, played in Watford and did well, played in Manchester United," Ighalo told ELEGBETE.
On his stint at United, the former Watford man said: “It's so hard to see this dream come to an end.
“But I give God the glory for helping me fulfil this lifelong dream of putting on a Manchester United shirt as a player and represent this great club, it was indeed an honour I will forever cherish and be grateful for.
"To the manager, I say thank you for trusting and believing in me when many did not. To my amazing teammates I will miss you guys, it was always fun and a time I look forward to training and spending time with all of you. And I pray we win the league and FA Cup this year.
“To the best fans in the world we have missed you, but we hear your voices cheering us on from afar, we can't wait to have you all back on the stands. I'm still and would remain a Manchester United fan forever. Once a Red, always a Red. Thank you and God bless."