Former Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo has sealed a fresh loan extension deal with Manchester United, expected to last till January, 2021.
Ighalo’s initial loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua had expired last week Sunday.
However, both Premier League sides have reached an agreement with Ighalo’s parent club, Shanghai Shenhua for him to stay in Manchester until the New Year.
The 30-year-old was rewarded for an impressive return of four goals in eight appearances for United before football was shut down by the coronavirus pandemic in March.
“Manchester United has reached agreement with Shanghai Greenland Shenhua to extend the loan deal for Odion Ighalo,” United said in a statement.
“He will now remain with the Reds until 31 January 2021, enabling him to build on an impressive start to life with the club he supported as a boy.”
Ighalo could prove an important addition to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad ahead of a packed schedule once games get back underway later this month.
The Premier League is due to return on June 17 and United could face up to 12 matches in little over a month should they also progress in the FA Cup.
Solskjaer’s men are also due to resume their Europa League campaign in August.
“They (Shanghai) have been great towards us, allowing him to play for his dream club,” said Solskjaer last week.
“It’s been a dream for him and hopefully, he can finish what he started and win a trophy with us.”
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