I didn't join Manchester United because of money - Ighalo.

I didn't join Manchester United because of money - Ighalo.

Odion Ighalo says he joined Manchester United due to his love for the English Premier League side and not financial gains.

Ighalo who moved to the former European champions noted that as a boyhood fan of the Old Trafford outfit, he plays with his heart anytime he gets the chance to do so.

"I didn't come here to just play one game or make the money," the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) highest goalscorer said in the club's latest podcast.

"I'm a boyhood fan of this team and I came here to play with my heart, to give everything until the day I leave."
Ighalo believes the fans' support, particularly in the first six weeks, helped him quickly settle down to life with the Reds.

"Even today," the player who began his football career in Nigeria added, "I see the same messages from the fans [on social media] which I cherish and I'm happy about."

Ighalo's initial six-month loan deal was extended to January 2021 due to the league's Project Restart.  He had played four times this term for the Red Devils,  recalling that being on the Old Trafford pitch was "electrifying."