Former Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo has penned a farewell to Manchester United as his loan spell is set to conclude at the end of the month.
The ex-Super Eagles star has been at Old Trafford since January last year after his initial six-month loan deal from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua was extended to January 2021. He made a total of 23 appearances for the club, registering five goals and one assist.
"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," Ighalo said on social media.
"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."