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2020 winter transfer: Ighalo is at Man United on merit – Solskjaer

.hints at permanent deal for Nigerian

There’s no day that passes without the mention of Odion Ighalo in the British press as he is the new bride of Manchester United and the club is considering keeping him beyond this summer, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Odion Ighalo has been an instant hit with the United fans

The 30-year-old move to England on a six-month loan from Chinese side, Shanghai Shenhua and opened his account in front of Old Trafford fans during their 5-0 demolition of Club Brugge in the second leg of Europa League round of 32 fixture and emotionally dedicated his goal to his late sister, Mary Ighalo.

The ‘Jollof Ronaldo’as he is fondly referred to by his twitter fans is a boyhood United fan and Solskjaer hinted at helping the Nigerian fulfill his wish of earning a permanent deal with the club.

“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.  “We might get to the summer and think we want to extend this, who knows,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

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“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.

“Even for Anthony (Martial), Mason (Greenwood) and Marcus (Rashford) to learn that it is where the sharks are swimming. It’s comfortable outside the box and you can have a few shots. It’s in there where it might be a bit tougher and you might get hurt – that’s where you get goals.”

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