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Odion Ighalo couldn't say no to Man Utd

Ighalo has been a star for Watford this season
Ighalo has been a star for Watford this season

Watford's in-form striker Odion Ighalo has appeared to issue a come and get me plea to Manchester United.

Ighalo has been one of the stars of the Premier League season after blasting 14 goals for the Hornets and while he insists he is not looking for a move, an offer from Man Utd would be a dream for him.

"I don’t think I will be moving but I’m not sure I’d say no if United called," he is quotes in the Sun.

“They were my team growing up. I loved watching Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke on TV.

“They were my idols and playing at Old Trafford has always been a dream.

“There has been speculation from Spain and Italy but I’ve played there and now want to play in England."

United's lack of attacking firepower in the first half of this season has sparked suggestions that manager Louis van Gaal is looking to bolster his forward line in the January transfer window.

Having reportedly failed in a bid to sign Southampton's Sadio Mane in recent days and with several of United's high profile targets out of reach this month, a move for Ighalo may be welcomed by some of the club's fans.

The Nigerian striker had scored in six successive Premier League matches until that run ended against Manchester City last weekend, with his proven record in the English league making him a quick-fix option for Van Gaal and United to consider.