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Man United extend Ighalo's loan deal until January 2021


Manchester United have struck contract with Shanghai Shenhua to extend the loan deal for Odion Ighalo.

Ighalo who joined the Reds in January, scored four goals in eight appearances in all competitions before the season was suspended, due to coronavirus pandemic - leaving his loan deal to run out.

The Nigerian international agreement with the Chinese officially expired on Sunday night, and it appeared as though United had failed in a bid to keep the striker at the club.


Ighalo's stay was initially due to end on May 31, yet United have now agreed to keep him at Old Trafford until January 31, 2021.

Speaking on MUTV last week, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he was hopeful of securing a deal for the 30-year-old.

"The loan deal went until the end of May now, so obviously he's supposed to be going back," Solskjaer said.

"We're in dialogue. They've been great towards us, his club, and allowed him to play for his dream club.


"It's been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish off what he started, hopefully with a trophy for us."
The Premier League season is due to restart on June 17, with teams having returned to contact training last week.


Ighalo literally took a 40 per cent pay-cut on his £300,000-a-week wages in China to make his dream switch happen.


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