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Odion Ighalo has revealed he had no hesitation in taking a pay cut to make a dream move to Manchester United.
The Nigerian international, being a lifelong fan of the Red Devils, has joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua during the January transfer window.
The 30-year-old has moved on loan till the end of the season, with an option to sign a permanent deal should he impress at Old Trafford.
Ighalo has considered his move to United “very dramatic”.
He told MUTV: “From 11pm there was paperwork, negotiating and all that, for the loan deal, so we are talking and other teams are calling them, wanting me. But I told my agent that this is what I want. I want to come here. He said: ‘You’re going to get a pay cut to go to United.’ I said: ‘I don’t care. Make this deal happen. I want to go to United. I don’t care how much is the pay cut, I know that, make it happen.’”
United were looking for attacking option amid Marcus Rashford’s long-term injury.
Speaking on his transfer, Ighalo added: “I’m very happy. First, I want say thank God for making this happen and it’s just like a dream come true for me. People that know me, even back in Nigeria, and even when I was playing at Watford, my teammates knew that I loved Man United, I support them. When I played against Man U, that emotion is there, because it is my dream.”