15th January, 2016
Nigerian international and Watford striker Odion Ighalo has been named the Premier League’s player of the month for December and Quique Sanchez Flores bagged the managerial award to give Watford a notable double.
The Hornets, who are 10th in the table, suffered one defeat, by Tottenham Hotspur, in five games last month, beating Norwich City 2-0 and Liverpool 3-0 at home, Sunderland 1-0 away and drawing 2-2 with champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Ighalo struck five times for the Hornets, with a brace against Liverpool and goals against Norwich, Sunderland and Tottenham.
The Nigeria international will seek to add to his tally of 14 goals this season when Watford travel to fourth-bottom Swansea City on Monday.
Ighalo has been linked to many clubs in the January transfer window but it appears unlikely that he will leave the newcomers but has admitted that a move to Manchester United might make him change his mind.
The Nigeria international told The Sun: ‘I don’t think I will be moving but I’m not sure I could say no if United called.”
He went on to explain: “They were my team growing up. I loved watching Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke.
“They were my idols and playing at Old Trafford has always been a dream.”