Antonio Valencia reacts as Odion Ighalo gets given his jersey number 25 at Manchester United

Antonio Valencia has wished Odion Ighalo well as he gets jersey number 25 which he wore during his time at Manchester United.

The Ecuadorian sent a message to Ighalo saying: “I always saw the number as an opportunity to work beyond my dreams,” Valencia tweeted.

“It has been my inspiration and became my amulet. I wish you all the success now with this shirt brother.”

Ighalo who got signed on loan on transfer deadline day revealed that the move from Shanghai Shenhua to Manchester United is a dream come true.

“I want to say I am happy to be in Manchester first. It is an excellent opportunity for me.

“I am grateful to God and my agent and to the coach who gave me this opportunity to be here.

“I am happy to work hard with the team and finish very well this season.”

Ighalo added: “It is a dream come true. Since I was a kid, I have always dreamed about Manchester United and all that.

“This is a reality now. I can’t even say much until I get started.”

“Today is to chill because I traveled very long from Shanghai to Manchester.

“Today is just rest, and tomorrow we start to work.”

Antonio Valencia and Odion Ighalo
Antonio Valencia and Odion Ighalo
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