Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to rule out signing Odion Ighalo on a permanent deal at Old Trafford.
The former Super Eagles striker joined Manchester United on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in the January transfer window with no option to buy in the deal.
Ighalo made his debut against Chelsea in February when he replaced Anthony Martial in the 2-0 win against the Blues.
The 2019 African Nations Cup top scorer has only started once in five matches for Manchester United.
Ighalo’s first goal came in his first start against Club Brugge in the Europa League in a 5-0 victory for the Red Devils.
But The Norwegian gaffer said Ighalo offers something different to the team compared to the likes of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford and he hopes he can do enough to secure a permanent move at the end of the season.
Manchester United have been boosted by the signings of Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo.
“It doesn’t hurt [living the dream], but he’s here on merit, he’s here because he is a goalscorer and a different type of striker for us,” Solskjaer said to Sky Sports
“We might get to the summer and think we want to extend this, who knows?”
“He’s come in as a breath of fresh air as well. He had chances in his five minutes against Chelsea, he scored against Bruges, he had chances against Watford, he had a very good save [from a shot] against Everton – there have been good saves, he doesn’t miss the target very often
Ighalo will be hoping to score another goal for Manchester United in the FA Cup clash against Derby on Thursday night.