- Odion Ighalo’s loan contract with Manchester United was not extended
- The former Watford man will now return to his parent club in China
- Shanghai Shenhua and the Red Devils failed to reach an agreement over the player
With loan deal ending, reports have it that Premier League giants Manchester United have failed to reach an agreement for Odion Ighalo’s loan extension with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.
The 30-year-old arrived the Old Trafford club on deadline day during the transfer window on a six-month loan and billed to expire on May 31, 2020.
According to UK outlet SunSport, United have failed to reach an agreement with the Chinese Super League club, and now the Nigerian is poised to return to the Asian country.
The former Super Eagles striker netted four goals for Manchester United in eight games to shun critics who earlier claimed he was not the right man for the club.
It was gathered that Ighalo earlier made a personal appeal to the management ot the Chinese club to allow him remain with the English club for a further six months.
He was spotted smiling as he arrived at Manchester United training complex on Friday morning, May 29, amidst talks about his loan extension.
Reports claim Shanghai Shenhua lowered their expectations for the former Super Eagles star as they were considering allowing the forward stay beyond his temporary stay.
Norwegian born tactician Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not hidden the fact that he wants the 2019 AFCON golden boot winner to remain at the club until the season ends.
Although, the Premier League outfit has gone silent on their quest to hand the forward a permanent deal having got his reign at the club to a bright start.
The former Watford man has been training at the Carrington training complex along with his teammates as they prepare for the return of EPL scheduled for the 17th of next month.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Borussia Dortmund youngster Jadon Sancho has joined the protest for the murder of black American man George Floyd.
The Englishman lent his voice to the growing list of athletes standing in solidarity for protection against 'black lives'.
Sancho scored three times against Paderborn in their Bundesliga clash on Sunday and the Manchester United target dedicated his first of the three to late 46-year-old murdered in Minneapolis earlier this month.
Sporting stars have united in demanding justice for late George Floyd who died in the hands of the police in Minneapolis.
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