Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still largely uncertain over the possibility of Odion Ighalo remaining at Old Trafford.
The Nigerian forward is billed to return to his China based parent club, Shanghai Shenhua, as his loan move to the Premier league side will be expiring in three days time.
Chinese Super League will be starting a new football season in August, and Shanghai Shenhua has requested that Ighalo returns to the side, with a new and improved contract tabled before the former Watford star.
Meanwhile, Old Trafford faithfuls will rather have Ighalo remain with United to help them pursue a strong finish to the 2019/2020 EPL season which will most likely return next month.
But United coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is still largely unsure of what lies ahead concerning the 30 year-old striker who has been very instrumental for his side since his deadline day move.
The loan deal went to the end of May, so obviously he’s supposed to be going back. We’re in dialogue & hopefully he can stay. They (Shanghai Shenhua) have been great towards us, and allowed him to play for his dream club. Said Ole Gunnar Soljskjaer.
The Norwegian manager went further to reveal that all United can do now, is hope that Ighalo’s parent club will be generous enough to let him finish the season– which has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic– with United.
It’s been been a dream for him & hopefully he can finish off what he started, maybe with a trophy or two. But at the moment nothing’s been agreed yet. Their league is going to start soon so we are just waiting to see.
The handwritings on the wall clearly shows that United are not trying to make Ighalo’s deal permanent— for his spectacular performances as a back up for Marcus Rashford who was injured at the time — But rather, they just want to eat their cake and have it, by using Ighalo to see off this season.