Odion Ighalo: Man United want loan transfer extended beyond this season

Odion Ighalo: Man United want loan transfer extended beyond this season

- Odion Ighalo wants to stay at Manchester United beyond this season

- Manchester United have not made any decision on his future at Old Trafford

- England international Marcus Rashford has returned after being injured for five months

Manchester United are reportedly interested in Odion Ighalo extending his contract at Old Trafford beyond May, but the Red Devils have not decided on his future at Old Trafford.

This is because of the return of England international Marcus Rashford who has recovered from back injury that has kept him out of action since December last year.

And since Odion Ighalo replaced Marcus Rashford at Manchester United in January, the Nigerian has been impressive scoring four goals and providing one assist for Solskjaer's side.

Football in England is currently on hold due to the crisis of coronavirus with Premier League chiefs still deliberating on when the season can resume.

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The Chinese Super League on the other are preparing to start the season and Odion Ighalo's side Shanghai Shenhua want the Nigerian striker to make a return.

Sky Sports' James Cooper explained that there is a relaxed mood for now at Old Trafford.

"There is a will from Manchester United to keep the player, I think equally Shanghai Shenhua would like the player back in China playing for them.

"The relaxed attitude that comes from Manchester United, is that Marcus Rashford is now fit and so there is less need for Ighalo.

"But I think all things being equal United would like to keep him." he explained according to the report on UK Sun.

Meanwhile, Manchester United are still hopeful of finishing the season among the top four when the term finally resumes.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo was named in the Sunday Times top 20 rich list for spostsmen under the age of 30.

The Nigerian star is among the fiver Red Devils stars who made the list as he takes the 15th position.

According to Complete Sports, the former Super Eagles forward who earns about £300,000-per-week at his Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua is worth about £18 million.

Ighalo's loan deal with the Premier League club will elapse at the end of this month but the club is looking for a way to extend his temporary stay until the elongated season wraps up.

The 30-year-old earns took a pay cut to join Man United and he earns £130,000-a-week at Old Trafford.

Frenchman Paul Pogba occupies the third position after being valued at £50 million with his incoming rising by £13m from 2019 when he ranked eighth on the log.

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