The former Super Eagles star joined United on loan until the end of the season, but he could be handed a permanent deal following a brilliant start.
Having impressed so far, Odion Ighalo is set for an extended stay at Old Trafford after Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, hinted that the club might keep him for next season.
The Nigerian was not a popular choice when he joined the Red Devils on a loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua back in January.
However, with four goals in three starts, Ighalo has silenced his doubters, and United fans have warmed up to him.
He scored his first goal in the Europa League victory over Club Brugge before adding another brace in the FA Cup win over Derby.
His latest goal came in the 5-0 win over LASK in the side’s Europa League round of 16 encounter. Following the win, Solskjaer praised Ighalo’s qualities and said they would need it next season.
“Odion has done really well since he came in and he’s enjoying himself. And he will improve and get better, but he has qualities we saw in him, and we needed, and we will still need those qualities for next season, so let’s see what we will do, Solskjaer said in quotes gotten from Bleacher Report.
“He’s a goalscorer and a striker, he doesn’t worry too much about all that nonsense; build-up play—that’s a joke, obviously.
“He knows his job and what his role in the team is, and he’s very good with his back to goal, great link player, but maybe the best thing about him is his personality, so he’s got the whole lot really,” he added.