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Odion Ighalo has confessed that he was overwhelmed with excitement and inspired by the way football fans in Nigeria reacted to his move to Manchester United.

Ighalo’s loan from Shanghai Shenhua has been met with joy in his home country of Nigeria, however, with supporters switching their allegiances so they can support him when he plays for his boyhood club.

Ighalo becomes the first Nigerian player to ply their trade for United and it’s safe to say he’s delighted as he prepares to make his debut against Chelsea next week.

MEANWHILE, Ighalo has revealed that his dream switch to Manchester United sparked tears of joy from his mother as well as celebrations in Nigeria.