Odion Ighalo may not be a global superstar but Manchester United’s newest signing has been able, with just a move, turned every Nigerian into a United fan any time he’s on the pitch playing.
The 30-year-old already has Premier League experience, appearing 99 times for Watford between 2014 and 2017, but the reaction back home to Ighalo’s signing shows the worldwide global appeal an ailing Manchester United still possesses.
“It was crazy because all over the news for the last few days of my signing, it is about my deal to Man United,” Ighalo told the club’s website.
“Even the street I grew up on, they are doing parties, celebrating Ighalo signing for United. “They sent me the video, I was just laughing and happy because many of them are supporting Man United and some of them are supporting some other teams in the Premier League.
The booze seem not to be calmed as every time there is a news about the Eagle’s star, Nigerians know just how to make a great deal – and on his birthday, you need to read the trends.
We gathered five tweets that shows what the fans thinks about the man at United,
Even Ugandans are not letting the share pass them.
A little bit of humour
To Nigerians, Ighalo is better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi combined, yes, you read.
Believe it or not, to Nigerians, Ighalo is Africa’s greatest striker.