Manchester United have announced agreeing a loan extension with Shanghai Shenua for Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo.
Ighalo’s current deal was set to expire on Sunday night but a fresh agreement running to January 2021 has been put in place.
“Manchester United have reached agreement with Shanghai Greenland Shenhua to extend the loan deal for Odion Ighalo,” read a statement on the club’s official website.
“Today’s confirmation is a timely boost for United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as he continues to prepare his squad for this month’s resumption of competitive football,” added the statement.
“The Premier League’s proposed return date is 17 June and the Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals have been lined up for the weekend of 27 and 28 June. However, the actual fixtures are still to be finalised and ManUtd.com will publish all the details of United’s rescheduled games in due course.”
Ighalo who joined United in January scored four goals in 8 games before coronavirus break.