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Odion Ighalo to leave Man Utd this week

manchestereveningnews: Odion Ighalo looks set to leave Manchester United at the end of his loan spell this week, with parent club Shanghai Shenhua keen to have the striker back ahead of the start of the Chinese Super League season.

Ighalo has been a hit at Old Trafford since signing a loan deal on the final day of the January transfer window, scoring four times for his boyhood club.

But his loan spell looks set to end after eight appearances, with his initial deal only penned until May 31. United’s season will now extend well beyond that as a result of the coronavirus pandemic that has caused a suspension to the campaign, with United not playing since their 5-0 demolition of LASK Linz on March 12.

United still have nine Premier League games to play and remain in the Europa League and the FA Cup. They are keen to keep Ighalo until the end of this season and have held discussions with Shanghai Shenhua about extending the loan deal.

However, the Chinese authorities are now hopeful of beginning the Chinese Super League season in late June or early July, and as a result his club are keen to have the 30-year-old striker back in the fold.

The initial loan came at a time when the CSL season was yet to begin and China was the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the country is now reporting far fewer cases and there is confidence the 2020 campaign could get underway within the next six weeks.

Ighalo has been keen to remain at Old Trafford. He has made no secret of his love for the club and has relished every minute of his unexpected move to United.

Ighalo was signed on deadline day as United’s frantic search for a striker in the wake of Marcus Rashford’s back injury came to an end. The Nigerian’s impact at the club he supported as a boy has far exceeded expectations, with goals in all of his starts for the club, but with Rashford now fit and available again United are relaxed about the prospect of losing Ighalo at the end of this week.

Source: Published by manchestereveningnews

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Adewole olatunde samuel
Adewole olatunde samuel
1 month ago

Manchester United fans will miss him. At least he break a record for being d first Nigerian to play for Manchester United

Ukwade peace
Ukwade peace
1 month ago

We gonna miss him.

Muritala Olatunji
Muritala Olatunji
1 month ago

Ighalo had been a great player at Manchester, they really are going to miss him.

TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
TSOKWA PUNARIMAM
1 month ago

I will miss him playing for my club

Okechukwu Kennedy
Okechukwu Kennedy
1 month ago

Not good enough for man u

Ayodeji Adeniyi
Ayodeji Adeniyi
1 month ago

Brother I wish u well since man Utd is not ready to buy

Daniel Ntichika
Daniel Ntichika
1 month ago

2 bad d Coronavirus didn’t allow him fulfill his dream to d fullest at United… Bt he will always b remembered. If Shanghai Shenua doesn’t want 2 extend his loan contract at United, that’s okay. He should jst stay der n earn a lot of money in China. United on d Oda hand should go in search of a long term quality striker

Gideon
Gideon
1 month ago

Odion ighalo no supposed to leave Man utd now

Suleiman Abdullahi
Suleiman Abdullahi
1 month ago

He want go back to Chinese league good

Sunday Bose
Sunday Bose
1 month ago

Well he has finished his mission with them. Happy leaving man.

Ajoseh Florence
Ajoseh Florence
1 month ago

I wish him the best, man utd will miss him

Olushola Adeniyi jerry george
Olushola Adeniyi jerry george
1 month ago

Wow e really tried thou, how I wish he wasn’t in Manchester United on loan

Victor Destiny
Victor Destiny
1 month ago

Sad that Ighalo’s wish of making United deal permanent didn’t happen, but with the few weeks he stayed and the games he played, he scored goals and shut his critics. In all, he had a good loan spell if you ask me. Not forgetting he is the first Nigerian to score for Manchester United.

Oghenekome Sylvester
Oghenekome Sylvester
1 month ago

Well this is not bad for Ighalo
He’d be earning 400k Euros weekly in his Chinese club

ogunjemiyo Akinlami
ogunjemiyo Akinlami
1 month ago

He make an impact at man united they will miss him but if man u can talk with Shanghai shehuan to extend his loan it will be good

Dele Braimoh
Dele Braimoh
1 month ago

As much as I would like to see Ighalo play in the premier league or any other top club, I don’t see him making the cut at Manchester united. If he stays, he will end up on the bench not because he is not good enough but because he is not white nor really wanted

Omoniyi Israel
Omoniyi Israel
1 month ago

I’m gonna miss him

Ajao sherif
Ajao sherif
1 month ago

Wish him the best in his career!!

Idris yayah
Idris yayah
1 month ago

It a big disappointment for mun for nt signing him on a permanent deal.

Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
Nwawuba Emmanuel Chibueze
1 month ago

Manchester United should make his deal a permanent one, it will be heart breaking if Ighalo leaves

Adepoju oluwapelumi
Adepoju oluwapelumi
1 month ago

Manchester United should let him go

Joseph Gbenga
Joseph Gbenga
1 month ago

It is better if man u didn’t offer him new contract.he should sign for that China club

Segun John
Segun John
1 month ago

He is not good enough for man u

Chetachi Nwabueze
Chetachi Nwabueze
1 month ago

Ighalo made quite an impact in his short stay at the club. He will be missed.

Testimony Abang
Testimony Abang
1 month ago

He should have been given a chance by signing him permanently

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
1 month ago

Ighalo came, daw and conquer

Ajagu Joseph Samson
Ajagu Joseph Samson
1 month ago

If they don’t want him he should go back he has proof his worth

Nnorom Nzenwa
Nnorom Nzenwa
1 month ago

Ighalo has proven his doubters wrong , it only lies at the hands of Manchester United

Fatima Abdullahi
Fatima Abdullahi
1 month ago

Manchester United fans will really miss idiom ighalo

Olawoore Tesleem
Olawoore Tesleem
1 month ago

I thought there’s gonna be extension on his loan spell.

Atte
Atte
1 month ago

It’s a pity that Ighalo has to leave Man U. Am also surprised that Man U tried to negotiate extension of his loan period with his Chinese team rather than negotiate for outright buy after his performance in the club.

Mustapha Animashaun
Mustapha Animashaun
1 month ago

Odion ighalo has prove himself but if mancheater united was not willing to buy , he Should just move back to China to earn more Money

Pablo chidiebere
Pablo chidiebere
1 month ago

Man u will always remember ighalo,you did a nice job bro

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
1 month ago

It’s not great to see him leave,I hope he gets what he wants.

AREO Abiodun
AREO Abiodun
1 month ago

Infact am so sad to hear this news that odion Ighalo sets to leave United with the premature of his loan spell due to COVID19, I wish him more successful career

Ademola wahab
Ademola wahab
1 month ago

I hope united extend his loan deal and if possible make the deal permanent, his doing a great job already.

Chukwuka Obiosa
Chukwuka Obiosa
1 month ago

He should leave the club did not appreciate him,hes getting old let him go to China

Tosin ogunsuyi
Tosin ogunsuyi
1 month ago

So touching that he will have to go despite all his efforts in man u

Osuji Caleb ikechi
Osuji Caleb ikechi
1 month ago

Man United should have keep this guy, his good and loves the club and ready to give all

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
1 month ago

Everybody would love it if he stays a little more or longer.
He really change the atmosphere of Manchester United.

Ganiyu Opeyemi
Ganiyu Opeyemi
1 month ago

Which club is going to

Ogwu E. Moses
Ogwu E. Moses
1 month ago

He has had a great time at Man united

Emeghurhie Peter
Emeghurhie Peter
1 month ago

To me , ighalo should leave Manchester United Because even though Manchester United sign him , they will never use him in start of any game . Now Manchester United are to sign more strickers which the club are hoping to use next season. Ighalo did well in Manchester United and he is the first Nigeria boy to play in Manchester United and with the few months he play in club , he really bring Change to the club ….we the Manchester United fans will forever remember you

Adeniji David ifeoluwa
Adeniji David ifeoluwa
1 month ago

Manchester can sign him on

Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
Obiezu Emmanuel Onyedikachi
1 month ago

Man united fans will miss Ighalo if not for anything for his true love of the club and work ratei wish u a nice career in China or in Manchester united

Mohammed Nma Madiwu
Mohammed Nma Madiwu
1 month ago

Many peoples will miss

Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
Onafuwa Oluwasheyi Oladipo
1 month ago

Am happy for him that he achieved his childhood dream of playing for Manchester United, so it’s all good that ends well. Let him go back to China and make the money

ojelabi babatunde
ojelabi babatunde
1 month ago

I hope man u will not regret not offering him a permanent deal……….

Last edited 1 month ago by ojelabi babatunde
Chima franklyn
Chima franklyn
1 month ago

Good one

John Orobosa
John Orobosa
1 month ago

I just wish he stays or get a permanent deal at least expected.
I love his play and courage and peradventure he leaves he would be missed somuch.