Former Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo gets an iconic jersey number as draw Nwankwo Kanu from inspiration with Manchester United confirmed number.

The 30-year-old 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Golden Boot winner joined 20th-time Premier League Champions on a six-month loan from the Shanghai Shenhua in an injury-hit campaign managed to score 10 goals in 15 starts in the Chinese Super League.Manchester United have confirmed that Ighalo will wear number 25 jerseys during his temporary stay at the club on their social media handle but the shirt was vacated by ex-captain Antonio Valencia who left Red Devils for a return to Ecuador last summer.

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The number 25 jersey is an iconic squad number in Ighalo’s homeland Nigeria, made popular by former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu but former Julius Beger ace will become the ninth Manchester United player to wear the shirt after South African legend Quinton Fortune, Nick Powell, Danny Simpson, David Jones, Quinton Fortune and Jordi Cruyff.

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Ighalo could make his Manchester United debut February 17 when Red Devils travel to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea in the Premier League after returning from a warm-weather training camp in Marbella despite he is yet to be unveiled by the club.

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