Odion Ighalo has said in a farewell instagram post that it was an honor to play for Manchester United.
Ighalo joined the Red Devils from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua in January 2020, but the loan deal was later extended to January 31, 2021.
However, he has struggled for playing time at the Club this season after the arrival of Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window.
The former Nigeria international’s loan deal will officially come to an end next week and he is set to return to Shanghai Shenhua.
He has been linked with a number of clubs in England, Spain, MLS and the Middle East.
“It’s so hard to see this dream come to an end. But I give God the glory for helping me fulfill this lifelong dream of putting on a Manchester United shirt as a player and represent this great club, it was indeed an honor I will forever cherish and be grateful for,” Ighalo stated in an emotional post on Instagram.
“To the manager I say thank you for trusting and believing in me when many did not, to my amazing team-mates 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 (the Manchester United fans) 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 Manchester United and God bless.”
Ighalo made four appearances in all competitions for Manchester United this season without a single goal.