‘Sometimes when I am alone and I just remember her, I have one sharp pain in my heart’: Odion Ighalo to dedicate every Manchester United goal to his late sister who died suddenly in December
- Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo will dedicate his goals to his late sister
- Mary tragically passed away suddenly in December and Ighalo will pay tribute
- The frontman will don an undershirt with her name etched onto it at Chelsea
- And Ighalo revealed he is struggling to come to terms with the family’s loss
Daniel Davis For Mailonline
The – year-old has his sibling’s name etched onto his football boots, and will also don a white undershirt with her name on it when United travel to top four rivals
And Ighalo revealed he remains struggling to come to terms with the loss. Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo revealed he will dedicate every goal to his late sister
‘I feel very emotional because it has not really struck me that my sister is gone forever and I am never going to see her again,’ the frontman revealed to (The Sun .)
‘Sometimes when I am alone and I just remember her, I have one sharp pain in my heart.
‘My twin sister, Akhere, will call me, crying, saying she misses her and, sometimes when I am alone, I cry too.
‘It is a very painful loss but I am trying to be strong as a man.’
Mary Atole died at the age of after collapsing at her home in Canada on December , and Ighalo revealed the shocking news wi th a poignant tribute on Instagram. Ighalo has her name etched onto his boots and will also don a white undershirt to pay tribute
The striker’s late sister was a passionate United supporter and owned a personalized jersey
The striker’s late sister was a passionate United supporter and had a framed picture of her wearing a personalized club jersey in her home.
And United’s newest signing outlined the touching way he would pay tribute to Mary.
He said: ‘Every goal I score from now until I finish my career will be dedicated to God and to her . I have written her name on my special white T-shirt and put her name on my boots. I want to show the world she is always with me. ‘
Ighalo has undergone an extensive program with a personal trainer near the Lowry Hotel, and will join up with his new team-mates ahead of United’s trip to Stamford Bridge.
The striker remained away from the club’s Carrington base for a two-week period as a precaution amid the coronavirus outbreak, but will likely be among the substitutes for United’s crucial clash in the capital.