​Manchester United new boy Odion Ighalo ​opened up to the Sun in an emotional interview about his elder sister's passing in December of 2019 and how she had prayed that he would one day join Manchester United.


Ighalo, a lifelong United fan, joined the club on a six month loan deal from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua on transfer deadline day in January.


“I feel very emotional because it has not really struck me that my sister is gone forever and I am never going to see her again," he said.


"Sometimes when I am alone and I just remember her, I have one sharp pain in my heart.


“She just collapsed and died before the kids could even call for an ambulance. When the medics arrived they tried to revive her but she was already gone," he recalled.


Ighalo also mentioned that his sister was a die hard United fan as well, and that she wanted nothing more than to see him play for the club.


“My sister was a strong United fan. All of us grew up watching Manchester United, we all supported them.


“She always prayed I would sign for United. Even when she came to watch me in the Premier League playing for Watford she hoped I would join United.


“That is why I am going to play with her name on my boots, so she is always with me at Old Trafford or in any game for Manchester United.


“Every goal I score from now until I finish my career will be dedicated to God and to her," he said.


(Quotes R/T Sun)