Ole considers permanent Man Utd deal for ‘breath of fresh air’ Ighalo

Date published: Thursday 5th March 2020 9:10 - Will Ford

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims Odion Ighalo has been a “breath of fresh air” at Manchester United, and admits there is every chance he will be signed permanently in the summer.

The Nigerian striker joined United in January on loan, after securing a move on deadline day as Solskjaer added much needed firepower to his squad.

The 30-year-old is a boyhood Red Devils fan and is desperate to turn his loan into a permanent deal.

And Solskjaer is well aware of that, telling Sky Sports: “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?



“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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