As is apparently common when a media-trained player signs for a club, he often tells his new employers that it has always been his "dream" to play for them.
In his first interview as a Manchester United player, Odion Ighalo revealed that "A few other clubs had shown interest, I said please, just pick United, if it's going to be possible. I never thought this was going to happen".
Meanwhile, Ighalo says he was so desperate to join Manchester United that he took a pay cut to make the deal happen and did not sleep the night it was agreed. "He's been asked to play - he has started the last eight games - and running probably 20% more than he did when I came here", Solskjaer told reporters. It has been insane, but I am happy to be in Manchester and this is a great opportunity for me.
Man United confirm Ighalo’s squad number
"So, you need someone in the middle that can keep the ball, hold the ball, because I've watched so many United games". United wanted a powerful presence to spearhead their attack and they felt as though Murray could be that man.
Ighalo has scored 16 goals in 34 worldwide appearances for Nigeria, including five as top scorer at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
"So I said 25 is good even though I didn't get the number I was looking for".
It's believed that the worse things get, the less they will have to pay Manchester United for Pogba, meaning they wouldn't have to sell Dybala to fund it and could link them up again, something both players are seemingly dreaming of. "What they bring onto the pitch we have seen that, and hopefully they can bring a lot for us". I don't care how much the cut in wages is me know make it happen.
It means Ighalo will remain in Manchester on a personal training and fitness programme while his team-mates enjoy their winter break in Spain on a warm-weather training camp.