Odion Ighalo has confirm his exit from Man United with a touching heartfelt message on social media.
The Nigerian striker’s loan at Old Trafford is set to return to parent club Shanghai Shenhua, though has previously talked up a move to Major League Soccer in the U.S.
After playing a bit-part role last season, Ighalo’s time at United was effectively ended by the arrival of Edinson Cavani to the club in October.
On his Instagram official page he said;
“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 @manchesterunited and God bless.”
The Nigeria international joined United in January last year on an initial six-month deal that was later extended to 12 months.
Ighalo scored five goals in 18 appearances during the 2019-20 campaign as he proved a useful back-up option for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.