Former Nigerian International Odion Ighalo has reveled that having the right mentality has been a major factor that has helped him so far.
The 31-years-old has been impressive since joining Manchester United from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua on a loan deal in January, with his preformance prompting the board to further extend his stay for another six months.
“You have to keep the mentality the same, work hard and take the chance when it comes. You play for the team, even if you don’t score a goal, you can give an assist and work for the team. That’s the most important thing because it’s a team game”, he told MUTV
The Egypt 2019 African Cup of Nations top scorer further revealed the uniqueness Macus Rashford and Anthony Martial bring to the team, which gives them (Manchester United) a different dimensions to play.
“Martial is very skilful, he’s a direct striker. He likes to play with the ball at his feet. Rashy likes to run in behind. I think I bring different things to the strikers we have. I can play with my back to goal, I can keep the ball.“
“I’m strong so it’s different, you know, and for the different games, we play different patterns and with different strategies. So it’s good to have different types of strikers in order to accomplish what you want.”
“We have a good squad with good lads and good players, who are ready to work to give everything they have for the team. So it’s a privilege for me to join them, to play with these great lads – the young ones, the mature ones.”
“They [Manchester players] are good people and you see the atmosphere is always great; people are happy coming to work to do their job, smiling and all that.
“Me, I’m a happy guy, you know, I’m always around there and sharing with everyone – who is playing, who is not playing, who is down. We just laugh and talk about everything.”he said.
Odion Ighalo took his Manchester United goal tally to five in 11 games after netting the opener in Manchester United 2-1 FA cup win over Norwich.