- Odion Ighalo's stay at Manchester United could be extended at the end of the season
- But the Nigerian will have to convince the Red Devils' chiefs with his performances
- Ighalo is expected to lead the attack for Manchester United when they face Chelsea
Manchester United are reportedly considering signing Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo on a permanent basis at the end of the ongoing Premier League season.
But his performances for the Red Devils will be the yardstick on whether the Old Trafford chiefs should ink permanent deal or allow him to return to China.
Odion Ighalo signed a six-month deal with Manchester United on the last day of the January transfer window and the fans are expecting to see him play.
The deal signed by the former Udinese man is for him to return to China at the end of the season, but Man United board are thinking of an option should he impress them.
According to ESPN, the Red Devils' chief may decide to give Odion Ighalo an extension of contract at the end of the term.
Before leaving Watford for the Chinese Super League, Odion Ighalo netted 17 goals in 55 Premier League games.
Ighalo is yet to make his debut for Manchester United having missed the tie against Wolves last weekend, but he could play his first game against Chelsea on 17th of February.
United gaffer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was also reported to be interested in signing Lautaro Matinez from Inter Milan, but the player wanted a move to Spanish champions Barcelona.
Solskjaer is under serious pressure to deliver this season at Manchester United with a special mandate of him finishing among the top four.
But they are currently occupying seventh position and are six points behind Chelsea who are placed fourth on the Premier League standings.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Premier League giants Manchester`United reportedly gave France international Paul Pogba the go ahead to leave Old Trafford this summer as the Red Devils demand massive £150m.
Paul Pogba has been linked with a move away from Manchester United even before the season started, and the Red Devils'chiefs are now said to be fed up with the Frenchman.
United would have even sold him last summer, but the transfer fee between the Old Trafford landlords and Real Madrid chiefs was not agreed.
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