Solskjaer Considering Signing Ighalo On Permanent Basis

Manchester United gaffer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deems Odion Ighalo worthy of a permanent deal at Old Trafford.

The Nigerian striker pitched his tent with United on a loan deal from Chinese outfit, Shanghai Shenhua but could remain at the club beyond the summer transfer window.

The United boss maintained that the striker has been a breath of fresh air since his arrival at the club and could be signed on a permanent basis.

Ighalo was acquired on the last day of the January transfer window at the death of the hour after late scrambling from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was looking to add more firepower to his ranks.

The forward boasts a wealth of experience in the Premier League after a spell in Watford and is assumed to be a proven performer at both local and international levels.

The 30-year-old has been a United fan since his boyhood and would do everything to secure a space for himself at the Theatre of Dreams.

Solskjaer in an interview with Skysports said he was willing to consider a permanent snap of the forward.

“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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