Odion Ighalo “always wanted” a move to Manchester United, admits Isaac Success, with the 30-year-old frontman now “getting what he deserves”.
The Red Devils found themselves in the market for more firepower during the January transfer window and opted to sign Ighalo on a six months loan deal from the Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.
Solskjaer is currently easing him into the Red Devils fold but Success expects Ighalo to prove his worth and silence any doubters.
Success told Watford’s official website of Ighalo, “I’m so pleased for him.
“He’s always wanted this and it’s finally happened. When he finishes his career he’ll be able to look back and say, ‘I did it. I finally made it to where I wanted to get to.”
“He messaged me straight away saying, ‘I’m back, I’m back.’
“He’s so happy there and ready to start working for the team to see what he can achieve there. He’s a very hard worker and waited so patiently for this opportunity. He’s getting what he deserves.”
“I know him very well.
“He played in Granada when I was there and he told me how good it would be to come to Watford in a new environment and in the Premier League.
“We still talk all the time after he left Watford and I can talk to him even more now he’s back in England.
“He is always encouraging me. He’s part of my family, like a big brother to me. I appreciate that.