It appears that Nigerian striker Jude Odion Ighalo has finally opened up on his time at Manchester United.
The striker eho didn’t enjoy a lot of game at Old Trafford revealed that the manager didn’t give him a lot chances to express himself on the pitch.
Ighalo told Brila FM’s ‘No holds barred’ show host and former Super Eagles Ifeanyi Udeze on Friday.
“Every player wants to play, but I always respect my Coach. I’m a hard worker in training and match situations, It’s painful though but the decision is not yours,” explained Ighalo.
“No player wants to be on the bench, particularly when you know you are fit or even better than those selected ahead of you.
“But, I respect Ole, he gave me the chance to live my dream. I can’t feel bad or hold any grudge,” He said.
The former Watford star made 23 appearances for Manchester United in twelve months at the club, the most minutes came in his first six months at the club.
But due to the arrival of Edinson Cavani in the summer, he has fallen down the pecking order under Solskjaer.
When asked if rumors of discrimination may have informed selection decisions at the club, he said:
“I believe that sometimes he wasn’t fair to me because I deserved to play, but I don’t think and won’t say it was discrimination.”
Although Odion Ighalo has left the club for Saudi Arabia premier league side Al-Shabab FC after the expiration of his loan deal.