I was in bed with just a towel on when Manchester United Called – Odion Ighalo
Odion Ighalo, Manchester United striker, says he was in bed with just a towel on when the 20-time EPL kings came for him on transfer deadline day.Ighalo made a last-minute January move from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua to hitch United – after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer secured his services on a loan move until the top of the season.
“I was in my bedroom in Shanghai inside a hotel,” he told Sky Sports.“Two days before that I had some news about Man United. My agent called me and said Man United and every one that but i used to be thinking, ‘Man United… I’m in China; it’s the Judgment Day of the transfer window.’
“I called my agent, he said he hadn’t heard anything, so I said, ‘well, I’m getting to attend sleep, it’s not getting to happen.’
Then my phone rang and my agent said, ‘United are coming for you. Where are you now?’ I said ‘I’m in my bed, I’m close to attend sleep.’ it had been like 11pm there.
“I had a towel around my waist and got up, tied my towel, opened my door and visited the translator’s room because the director doesn’t speak English.
“I said, ‘Man United want to talk to me.’ I said, ‘it’s Man United, make it happen. this is often a dream on behalf of me .’ Even my agent was shaking. I said, ‘you need to make this happen, I don’t care what it’s getting to take. Just make it happen, i would like to sign.’”
Ighalo’s arrival divided opinions within the football community.But recent performances in United colours have forced many of his skeptics to eat their words.