– Odion Ighalo’s current deal with Male United ends this month end

– The Nigerian star joined the Red Devils on a brief term loan offer previously this year

– Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wishes to persuade Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua to enable the Nigerian star remain at Old Trafford till the end of the season

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping Shanghai Shenhua can permit Nigerian star Odion Ighalo finished the good works he started at Old Trafford previously this year.

The 30-year-old forward joined the Red Devils on the last day of the January transfer window on a short term loan offer and has already scored 4 goals and one assist in 8 matches.

His arrival was demanded as a back up for injured Marcus Rashford who suffered a backache problem throughout their slim success over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the first month of the year.

However, the break out of coronavirus pandemic will indicate Ighalo can not complete the season in England as his handle the Premier League club is ending soon.

And with United unwilling on making his deal irreversible, the Chinese club wants their player back ahead of the league resumption in July.

Solskjaer desires to extend the Nigerian star’s stay until completion of the extended season but his parent club appears not to be thinking about that plan.

The Norwegian manager informed MUTV Group Chat: “The loan deal went till completion of Might now, so clearly he’s expected to be returning,”

” We remain in discussion. They’ve been excellent towards us, his club, and allowed him to play for his dream club.

” It’s been a dream for him and ideally he can finish off what he began, ideally with a trophy for us. At the moment, nothing has actually been agreed. “Their league is going to get begun soon so we’re simply waiting to see,” Solskjaer concluded.

Meanwhile, all the players have gone back to the training complex as they wait for the reboot of Premier League tentatively set for mid-June.

The stakeholders are still meeting to finalise techniques on the operation of the league in the wake of COVID-19 that has actually killed over 350,000 people, while over 5 million cases have actually been taped.

Apart from the EPL, United are still in contention for the Europa League and the FA Cup titles as they wish to win their first silverware given that 2017.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo is hoping he can plead with Shanghai Shenhua to permit him to extend his stay at Manchester United beyond the preliminary expiration date.

The 30-year-old striker moved to Old Trafford on a six months loan deal in late January from the Chinese based club.

His offer was due at the end of this season however the break out of deadly coronavirus means he would not remain up until the Premier League is concluded.