Odion Ighalo Given Man Utd Permanent Move Challenge

Odion Ighalo Given Man Utd Permanent Move Challenge

Odion Ighalo finally secured an extension to his Manchester United loan earlier this week but the former Super Eagles striker has been challenged to go for a permanent move to Old Trafford.

This is according to Dimitar Berbatov who believes there is no reason why Ighalo should not be targeting a permanent move when football resumes.

Earlier this week, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side confirmed that they had extended Ighalo's loan from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua until January 2021.

The former United player told Betfair: “It is great news, for club and player, United have extended the loan of Odion Ighalo. The way he linked with the other players, his interaction with the team and everything he did was top quality for the time he was given to play.

“Now, Ighalo has a massive challenge ahead of him to prove that it was the right decision from the club. Now that he's staying until January 2021, why not go out there and show the club why he should stay for even longer?

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“Why not fight for a permanent contract? He's a great boost for the team and it puts United in a strong position.”

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