Former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu is hoping that Odion Ighalo reverses his decision to retire from the Nigeria national team.
Ighalo called time on his international career after helping the Super Eagles finish third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The 30-year-old joined Manchester United on a temporary deal on transfer deadline day in January, as the club sought a short-term solution after Marcus Rashford's serious injury.
Ighalo has hit the ground running since his move to Old Trafford, scoring three goals in seven outings.
However, the two-time African Player of the Year feels the ex-Watford man is still needed by the Super Eagles judging by his impressive form.
“Nigeria needs every good player no matter where they are playing or their age,” former Arsenal legend Kanu told Goal.
“If he performs in Manchester United, we will ask him to come back and tell him to forget what he said.
“This is football and we have to watch and see how the situation would unfold. Not just Ighalo, Nigeria need whoever is in form.”
Ighalo came in as a cameo in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday, and now his focus will be on United’s Europa League clash with LASK on Thursday.
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