Odion Ighalo agrees to stay at Man United
Telegraph reporter Mike McGrath has reported on Monday that Man United have finally settled their issues surrounding striker Odion Ighalo.
Odion Ighalo has been on loan at Man United from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua. However, that loan agreement ended on Sunday night.
While there’s yet to be official confirmation from either Man United or Shanghai Shenhua, it’s now being reported that “Odion Ighalo has agreed extension of loan with (Man United) until end of January 2021.”
Odion Ighalo has agreed extension of loan with #ManUtd until end of Janunary 2021. Deal is awaiting confirmation with FA for registration. New contract with with Shanghai Shenua to be discussed after loan with #MUFC ends
— Mike McGrath (@mcgrathmike) June 1, 2020
Ighalo’s agent admitted a deal was ‘close’
On Sunday, reporter Jonas Giæver spoke to Ighalo’s agent, Atta Aneke, who confirmed that a deal was close:
We are nearing an agreement with Manchester United on an extended loan.
The agreement will mean that Ighalo will remain with them until January 2021.
Just had it confirmed from Odion Ighalo’s agent, Atta Aneke, that a deal with Manchester United will, in all likelihood, go through today. New loan, will stay ’til the end of January 2021 https://t.co/IzbfcQkpv1
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) May 31, 2020
Manchester United’s attacking options
Ighalo, 30, has scored four goals in eight games since arriving at Old Trafford.
The Nigerian striker was signed when Marcus Rashford was out with a long-term back injury.
However, Rashford is now back in training and available for selection when the league restarts on June 17.
Unless something changes, fans may expect that Rashford will start in United’s attack alongside Anthony Martial and Daniel James, leaving Ighalo on the bench with Mason Greenwood.
Hands up if you’re missing watching Odion Ighalo play football for Manchester United 🙋♂️pic.twitter.com/JvLnjktsPm
— Goal (@goal) April 4, 2020
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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.
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