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Odion Ighalo agrees extension of loan with Manchester United.

Nigerian footballer, Odion Ighalo has agreed to an extension of his loan with Manchester United until January 2021. His agreement with Shanghai Shenhua officially expired on Sunday night, and both sides have now come to an agreement for the 30-year-old to stay in Manchester until the new year.

His agent Atta Aneke told online newspaper, Nettavisen: “We are nearing an agreement with Manchester United on an extended loan. The agreement will mean that Ighalo will remain with them until January 2021.”

Ighalo has scored four goals in eight games for the Red Devils this season.

“Ighalo will now hope to pick up from where he left off, after winning United’s Goal of the Month award for March with a stunning strike in our last match, the impressive 5-0 victory over Austrian club LASK in the Europa League. That last-16, first-leg game at Linzer Stadion on Thursday 12 March was a sign of things to come, as it was played behind closed doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That will also be the case for all remaining fixtures in 2019/20.” The club wrote on its website.

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