Odion Ighalo – Why I Can’t Break Wayne Rooney’s Record At Man United
Ex-Super Eagles forward, Jude Odion Ighalo has revealed why he can’t break Manchester United all time goal scoring record.
The record which is currently being held by Derby County player-coach, Wayne Rooney, has not been broken in a decade.
The highest goal scorer of the last AFCON held in Egypt, revealed during an interaction with his fans on Twitter that, he can’t break Rooney’s all time highest goal scoring record because of his age.
A twitter user had requested Odion to promise he would break Rooney’s record before leaving Manchester united. Ighalo simply responded thus, “with my age”. Implying that, at his present age, that’s a mission impossible.
Jude also adduced the same reason to why he won’t kneel dive or slide to celebrate his goals.
When asked by another fan, why he does not like to celebrate his goals kneel diving like other Footballers. Ighalo simply said, “for my age, abeg oo”.
Meaning that, the player is conscious of not picking injury while celebrating goals, due to the effects kf age.
He however revealed, Juan Mata as his closest pally in the Red Devils team, adding that he is also close to other players.
With his dreams of playing for his favorite team come to pass, the father of three enjoined a fan to keep believing in himself, and that just like (Ighalo), the fan’s dream of playing at the theater of dreams can come through.
Odion picked his goal against LASK as his favorite goal for Solskjaer side, and his favorite game was the Manchester derby (against Manchester City).
The Jersey No 25 player, beats Fernandes and McTominay to win United’s March goal of the month award, courtesy of his favorite goal mentioned above.
The Watford former talisman outrightly refused to be lured into politics as he denied ever becoming Nigeria’s President. When a user described him as Nigeria’s future president, Ighalo said, “there’s nothing like future president.”
He named Kanu, Okocha among others as his favorite Nigeria football players.
Ighalo joined United on loan from Shanghai Shenua, a chinese club, on the closing day of January transfer window.
His contract will lapse at the end of May, 2020. Ighalo has featured in eight games for Manchester United, scored four goals in all competitions.
Three of the goals were scored in three games he started with the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team.
Ighalo will be hoping to get a permanent deal with Manchester United, upon the expiration of his current six months loan spell at the Theater of dreams.