- Odion Ighalo’s stay at the Old Trafford club has been extended
- Manchester United have hinted that the player is still needed in the team
- United claim the 30-year-old has tenacious work rate, passion for the red shirt and goals to his name
Manchester United have hinted that Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo’s loan extension was confirmed because of three major things about the player.
Ighalo who made instant impact at the club with 4 goals in 8 appearances for the club since his arrival on the January transfer deadline day was poised to leave at the end of May.
Manchester United on Monday, June 1 announced that the Nigerian star will now remain at the club until January 31, 2021 after an agreement with his parent club Shanghai Shenhua of China.
The club further wrote that the 30-year-old is crucial to the club and loan deal was extended because of his ability to do three things.
“A tenacious work rate, passion for the red shirt and goals to his name — just three reasons why we love Odion Ighalo,” the club wrote.
The former Watford of England goal poacher earlier hinted that he will remain at Old Trafford for another six months as his latest post suggests he is still at Manchester United.
He now hopes to continue from where he stopped before football matches were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, 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.
The incident captured on camera has since gone viral on social media, with fans thanking the England international for standing with Floyd. The incident captured on camera has since gone viral on social media, with fans thanking the England international for standing with Floyd.
Legit.ng earlier reported that German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach went to extreme lengths to ensure their game against Bayer Leverkusen felt as natural as possibly by having thousands of fan cut-out plastered across seats in the stands.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Bundesliga worked its way round the virus to eventually resume top flight football, albeit without fans in stadiums.
There is obviously no getting used to playing football without the very fans who make it worth the 90 minutes and as former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique brilliantly put it, it was “sadder than dancing with your sister”.
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