The Nigerian had announced his departure on social media, saying his time at Old Trafford was an honour he will forever cherish
Football fans took to social media to react to Odion Ighalo bidding farewell to Premier League side Manchester United.
The Nigerian striker’s loan deal with the Red Devils will come to an end on January 31, and he is set to return to Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.
Ighalo arrived at the Old Trafford on a temporary deal on the final day of the 2020 January transfer window, to provide Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with cover for the injured Marcus Rashford, who was sidelined with a back issue.Article continues below
Nevertheless, his contract was extended having impressed in his eight appearances before lockdown – scoring four goals in three starts.
Ighalo’s post drew reactions from some current Manchester United first team stars, including Donny van de Beek, Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard.
Here’s how they reacted to his farewell message :
Van de Beek : “❤️🙏”.
Bruno Fernandes : “Totooooo ci mancherai 🙏🏼”.
Jesse Lingard: “My Bro ❤️❤️❤️”.
However, he had precious little time on the pitch in the 2020/21 season and subsequently returned to his parent club.
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