Nigeria’s Idion Ighalo, who also doubles as Manchester United’s forward, has revealed that he’s open to the idea of representing the country at another World Cup or Africa Cup of Nations if the opportunity comes. IGHALO made the statement in an interview.
“I have a good relationship with Gernot Rohr and at a time he wanted me to return to the team because he finds it difficult to seeing me play for Manchester United and not playing again for the Super Eagles.
“Although I retired from the team very early due to injury before the AFCON for eight weeks and unfortunately, I left the tournament with another injury and considering the travels from China wasn’t good for me and have to look at other options of giving the younger ones a chance.
“I miss everyone in the team and if the need arises, I will want to play at another World Cup finals or the African Cup of Nations, if not both tournaments but for now I will want the young lads to enjoy themselves,” he said.
On loan to Manchester United from the Chinese side, Shanghai Shenhua in a deal which will expire at the end of this month after the initial six months loan was extended retired from international football after the 2019 AFCON, where he finished as top scorer.
At Manchester United, he has fallen out of favour and with his exit set to happen in about three weeks, Ighalo, who says he will love to try out in the MLS, opened the door to represent Nigeria again.