Manchester united signed a five month loan deal of the Nigerian striker and the Chinese super star on the final day of the January transfer window until the end of May, before the signed and agreed time, the striker’s deal is set to expire in a matter of days.
Ighalo, when signed told the press, he said “Manchester United has been my dream club right from my childhood, have aspired to play in a beautiful and legendary club like this, and today, me being in man u is like a dream come true”. Ever since he arrived at old Trafford, he was embraced by the united shareholders, the manager, and even the fans as well.
However, the postponement of all football fixtures due to COVID- 19 pandemic means the Nigerian player has only played eight games for Manchester united. Following his stats at united, Manchester united boss has been delighted in his pattern of playing football, thinking if he might extend his deal. Prior to the agreed deal, ighalo is set to leave the club at the end of week.
United would like to extend his loan stay, as new premier league rules permit ,but his mother club Shanghai Shenhua are eager and ready to have him back, immediately after the expiration of the deal, for the start of the Chinese super league season
Solskjaer has confirmed the two clubs are still in talk but they have yet to reach a resolution and the end of his deal is getting closer. “The loan deal went until the end of May now, so obviously he’s supposed to be going back,” Solskjaer told MUTV. We are in dialogue.
“It has been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish off what he started, and we are optimist, it will be with a trophy for us. Presently, nothing has been agreed, but we are hoping he continues his career at Manchester United for the main time.
Due to ighalo’s stats at Manchester united, Shanghai Shenhua Is eager to have him back, to boost their paper-thin squad and he was offered a new contract worth around 400000 Euros a week. Ighalo has impressed during his eight appearances since his arrival at Manchester united, scoring four goals in his three stats.
However, solskjaer’s squad is back to full strength ahead of the potential restart of premier league, with both Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford back to full fitness, what a piece of great news. They (Rashford and Pogba) are looking good, they have joined training now and they have done everything the other boys have been doing. Solskjaer said.