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Last Updated: June 20th 2020, 8:30 pm

Odion Ighalo on his Man United loan

Odion Ighalo loan deal with Manchester United expires on May 31 and most likely it will be extended to June 30 due to the postponed fixtures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Ighalo joined the Red Devils in January for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.

 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the option to make the Nigeria international deal permanent once his loan ends.


 

Shanghai Shenhua, the parent club of Ighalo, expect the 30-year-old player to return back to China after his loan at Old Trafford expires. However, that might not happen as United are considering to sign with the player a permanent deal.

 

Ighalo made an excellent performance in all competition since he joined Man United.



He scored four goals in his last five games and after that great performance the Red Devils are most likely not ruling out the option of extending his time at Old Trafford.

 

Ighalo adapt very quickly to the type of play United has and showed that he is having a natural sense of how to get into position and find the net. That's what Solskjaer wants from his goal scorers Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

 

Maybe that desire to play for United that Ighalo has is of the fact that he he loves Manchester United.

 


In a recent interview the 30-year-old striker explained how he he spent his lunch money on watching Manchester United as a child: "I didn't sleep until 6am in the morning because of everything, from paperwork to trying to exchange that to trying to agree the fee.

 

“Even my agent was shaking because this is very big for Man United, with all that is going on, they have the trust to bring you in.

 

"It was a big dream that was finally coming to pass. I didn't believe my eyes until I landed in the UK, then it was real."