Odion Ighalo has revealed the support he received from Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu after he made his loan move to Manchester United.
The 30-year-old made an instant impact after joining and has gone on to prove his worth for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
There are now reports that Ighalo could make a permanent switch to Old Trafford and the former Watford man has revealed that Kanu gave him some useful advice that helped him seize his opportunity.
“He sent me a congratulations message when I signed for Man United and he just advised me to keep working hard,” Ighalo said on a Periscope live chat with Juliet Bawuah.
“He said I’m going to surprise so many people that didn’t give me the benefit of the doubt of coming into that team.
“He said that he saw me doing well there, but I should work hard and believe in myself – don’t let talk from other people distract me. So it’s a good one.”
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Ighalo’s loan stay at Old Trafford will expire at the end of May and Shanghai are believed to be playing hardball over renewal talks.
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