Manchester United manager ole Gunnar Solskjaer is contemplating a permanent deal for Odion Ighalo this summer, who has says has been a “breath off air” at Manchester United.
Ighalo arrived United on deadline day and has adapted well to the team scoring one goal.
While he hasn’t been a first-choice starter thus far in Manchester, Solskjaer has been delighted with what Ighalo has brought on the training ground – and how his desire to score scruffy tap-ins is seeing him get chances during his run outs.
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Additionally, he believes that Ighalo is having an effect on his other strikers, and is already considering an extended stay
“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,” said Solskjaer of the boyhood United fan, speaking to
“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 Brugge, 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.ADVERTISEMENT
“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.”