Nigeria/Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo has given an update on his future at the Old Trafford. The 30 year-old who joined the club in January 2020 has revealed that there is “no offer on the table yet” from Manchester United over extending his stay at the club. Ighalo has scored four goals in eight games since arriving on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in January and even though his loan contract, expires on May 31, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is open to keeping him beyond the end of this campaign.
Ighalo told ElegbeteTV. “Because the season is still on and I’m yet to finish my loan deal. I don’t just take decisions alone in my life. I have a principle and I have a guideline for everything I do. I always pray to God to direct me.
“I have seen so many tweets about this. I have seen so many people going crazy, [saying] ‘go back to China’, some say stay with Man United. Have you seen me say a word? I don’t have anything to say. When the season is finished and I get two offers from the two teams, then I will sit and think about it, pray about it and whatever God says I should do, I will go with that. “I don’t just sit down and take decisions, and I don’t get carried away with whatever people say. I came to Manchester United to play for a pay cut because I wanted to. So anything could happen, but I want the season to finish and my loan to finish. Then I will see everything I have.
“You don’t just rush and do things. ‘I’m going here, I’m going here’. I have to sit down and finish the season well, sit down with my agent, see what’s on the ground: A, B, C, D, is on the ground. Okay we have to pick.”
Meanwhile, his contract with Shanghai Shenhua expires next year and the Chinese Super League side have offered him a £400,000-a-week to extend his deal.