10th March, 2020
Manchester United loanee striker, Odion Ighalo has been advised to re-think his retirement from international football as his performance so far for the Reds has shown that he still has a whole lot to offer to the world of football.
Nwankwo Kanu is hoping that Odion Ighalo reverses his decision to retire from the Nigeria national team.
The forward decided to end his international after helping the Super Eagles finish third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Ighalo joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men on a temporary deal on transfer deadline day in January, as the club sought a short-term solution after Marcus Rashford’s serious injury.
The ex-Watford man has hit the ground running since his move to Old Trafford, scoring three goals in seven outings.
However, the two-time African Player of the Year feels the 30-year-old is still needed by Gernot Rohr’s men judging by his impressive form.
“If he performs in Manchester United, we will ask him to come back and tell him to forget what he said.
“This is football and we have to watch and see how the situation would unfold. Not just Ighalo, Nigeria need whoever is in form.”
Having played a cameo role in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday, Ighalo’s focus will be on United’s Europa League clash with LASK on Thursday.