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Odion Ighalo bids farewell to Man Utd after 'dream' loan spell

Odion Ighalo has bid farewell to Manchester United.

The Nigerian's one-year loan at United will come to end on January 31.

He is now set to return to Shanghai Shenhua, who are open to selling the 31-year-old striker.

"It's so hard to see this dream come to an end," Ighalo wrote on Instagram.

"But I give God the glory for helping me fulfill this lifelong dream of putting on a Manchester United shirt as a player and represent this great club, it was indeed an honor I will forever cherish and be grateful for.

"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 Manchester United and God bless."

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