Taking to Twitter following Ighalo's loan move to United from Chinese club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, Valencia wrote: "I always saw the number 25 as an opportunity to work beyond my dreams. It has been my inspiration and became my amulet. I wish you all the success now with this shirt brother!"
Ighalo replied to the tweet: "Thanks brother," alongside a heart and a praying emoji.
Thanks brother— Odion Jude Ighalo (@ighalojude) February 5, 2020