Ighalo star in Man Utd 2-0 derby win

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo  came  on as a late second half  substitute to help Manchester United seal a 2-0 win in a lively  derby  against Manchester City at Old Trafford yesterday.

Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay  scored in either half   the Reds did the Premier League double over rivals City with a sensational 2-0 triumph.

Meanwhile, the  30-year-old loanee, who came in the 87th minute for fellow January signing Bruno Fernandes , has revealed the lengths he used to go to in order to watch the team play in his younger years.

Despite skepticism over the move from some Ighalo has had a promising start at Old Trafford, scoring three goals in his opening six games.

“I know many footballers say that, when they sign for a team, this is my dream team,” Ighalo said in an interview with SkySports. “Respect to that but my own case was different.

“Anyone who knows me back from when I was young knows I and my siblings supported Man United, we would pay to go and watch Man United play.

“In Nigeria, you have to have sports channels to watch that but not everyone can afford it. My parents couldn’t afford that so you have to pay a viewing centre to watch that. We would pay to watch that.

“You start saving the money they would give you to go to school. You would eat at home and they would give you some pocket money to go to school and maybe eat lunch there. But you would be saving it bit by

bit and when you get to the weekend, everybody is ready.”

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