‘Osimhen rejected Man United out of respect for Ighalo’


Victor Osimhen chose Napoli over Manchester United out of respect for Super Eagles senior colleague, Odion Ighalo.

Osimhen’s elder brother, Andrew, made this claim in an interview with Complete Sports where he said the premiership giant courted the player and he could have joined but to avoid competition with Odion.

“It is very true that Manchester United wanted Victor but he told me something like he had too much respect for Odion Ighalo to be competing for shirts with his senior colleague.

“My brother holds Ighalo in high esteem and he just didn’t see himself going to Old Trafford to battle for a striking role with the highest goal scorer at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt,” he told Complete Sports.

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