Abuja, Nigeria – (African Boulevard News) – Former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has been spotted signing a Manchester United jersey, fueling rumors of his return to the club. The Nigerian striker was seen in Japan with a United fan, who shared the photo on social media platforms. Ighalo signed the red jersey with the number 25, which was his squad number during his loan spell at Old Trafford. The photo has gone viral on social media as fans speculate on what this could mean for his future.
Ighalo was loaned to Manchester United in January 2020 from Shanghai Shenhua and had a successful start to his United career, scoring five goals in 19 appearances in all competitions. His loan deal was extended until January 2021 but was not renewed following the arrival of Edinson Cavani.
After his loan period with Manchester United expired in January 2021, he moved permanently to Al-Shabab in Saudi Arabia, where he has scored nine goals in 18 appearances so far.
The photo of Ighalo signing a Manchester United jersey has sparked rumors that he could be set for a return to the club as a coach or ambassador. However, it is unclear if this is just a friendly gesture or if Ighalo has any plans to rejoin the club.
According to reports, Ighalo’s contract with Al-Shabab is set to expire in December 2022, and he may consider his options when his current deal comes to an end. Manchester United fans have welcomed the idea of Ighalo returning to the club in any capacity, as he won many hearts during his time in England.
Although it is uncertain if Ighalo’s return to Manchester United is imminent, his gesture of signing a United jersey has generated excitement among fans of the Red Devils. The photo has been widely shared on social media platforms with fans expressing their love for the former striker.
In conclusion, while Ighalo’s future at Manchester United is still unknown, the photo of him signing a United jersey has given fans hope that they could see him back at Old Trafford soon. Whether it is as a coach, ambassador or even a player, Ighalo’s return would undoubtedly be well received by United fans all over the world.