Manchester United Extends Igahlo’s Loan Deal

Odion Ighalo will now remain at Old Trafford until January 2021

Manchester United have reached agreement with Shanghai Shenhua to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan deal.

The Nigerian striker’s stay was initially due to end on 31 May but he will now remain at Old Trafford until 31 January 2021, enabling him to build on an impressive start to life with the club he supported as a boy.

Ighalo’s tally of four goals in eight appearances so far includes at least one strike in each of his three starts – against Club Brugge, Derby County (2) and LASK in the Europa League.

That last-16, first-leg game at Linzer Stadion on Thursday 12 March was a sign of things to come, as it was played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. That will also be the case for all remaining fixtures in 2019/20.

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