Odion Ighalo revealed he was frustrated by his lack of game time at Manchester United and believed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wasn’t fair to him at times.
He would later endure a torrid time in final months at the club, making just one substitute appearance for the Red Devils in the league this season.
“Every player wants to play, but I always respect my Coach. I’m a hard worker in training and match situations, It’s painful though but the decision is not yours,” explained Ighalo.
“No player wants to be on the bench, particularly when you know you are fit or even better than those selected ahead of you.
The former Nigeria International remains grateful for the opportunity to play for his dream Club, but he feels Solskjaer wasn’t fair to him sometimes.
When asked if rumors of discrimination may have informed selection decisions at the club, he said:
“I believe that sometimes he wasn’t fair to me because I deserved to play, but I don’t think and won’t say it was discrimination.”
He opted against returning to his parent Shanghai Shenhua and decided to put pen to paper on two and half year deal.