Manchester United Editorial

From Hero To Squad Player: Why Edinson Cavani’s Arrival Is Bad News For Odion Ighalo

Odion Ighalo decision to pause his £400,000-a-week earning in Shanghai Shenshua Football Club just to join Manchester United says a lot about the player and his love for the club.

The 31-year-old reportedly revealed he fall in love with football watching Manchester United under the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson who dominated the English league and won a record 13 Premier League titles. Ferguson made Manchester United a global club and Ighalo who was watching back in Nigeria wanted to be part of it.

His sole aim of playing football was to be part of Mancehster Untied and not necessary about the money. That dream did come true last season as United decided to scout the Chinese league for talents and found Odion Ighalo who already has Premier League experience {Watford}.


HIs first season with the club was averagely good. Ighalo made 19 appearance in all competition and scored 7 goals with 4 assists to help United finish in the top 4 and reach the Europa League semi final.

To some fans and pundits his overall contributions was ok, but to the manager, his lack of pace and style of playing was a problem. So a drastic change was needed. Ighalo was frozen out of the first team and his place was taken by Anthony Martial who is faster but not too clinical.


Now, the club are on the verge of signing an elite striker in Edinson Cavani whose imminent arrival could be end of Idon Ighalo stay at Manchester Untied.

Cavani’s two year contact along with the presence of Anthony Martial will mean Manchester United will have to deem Ighalo surplus to requirement and end his loan deal.

Ighalo though won’t be sad. He will leave Manchester Untied as the first Nigeria to play for the club and the seventh African to don the famous jersey. That is dream come true.


  1. if manutd are to come back to be Real Manchester united,
    they need to sale this players
    1 Anthony matial,

    2 Paul Pogba

    3 David de gea

    4 Luke Shaw

    5 Juan mata
    or they Will stay many years without trophy as the gunners

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