Solskjaer opens up and announces striker could be at Manchester United next season
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that Odion Igahlo could earn an extra season at Manchester United if he proves a hit.
United were expected to do a whole load of transfer business over the January window in order to improve the side enough to get back challenging for titles, but despite all the rumours, United fans were frustrated at the club inability to get deals done.
Ighalo sealed a last-gasp Deadline Day loan move to UNITED from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, as United needed to add another striker to the side for the second half of the season, and the Nigerian striker, on loan from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua, took part in a first training session with his new team-mates this week.
And now Solskjaer has come out and admitted that the former Watford man may be able to get another year at Old Trafford if he impresses, telling the Sun: “It’s a loan, but when you’re in the door, and if you impress, it gives you a chance. That’s exactly the same for everyone who signs.
“If it’s permanent, or if it’s a loan, if you impress as a player, if you impress as a person, if you can help this group improve, of course there’s a chance we’ll look at extending things and signing.
“That doesn’t just go for Odion but his incentive is to play as well as he can and it’s up to us to make sure he wants to stay, if we want him.”
Ighalo opened up and revealed why he signed for the Red Devils when he signed for the club, revealing: “I told my agent that this is what I want. I want to come here. He said you’re going to get a pay cut to go to United. I said I don’t care. Make this deal happen. I want to go to United. I don’t care how much the pay cut is, I know that, make it happen.
“People that know me, even back in Nigeria, and even when I was playing at Watford, my team-mates knew that I loved Manchester United, I supported them. When I played against Man U, that emotion is there, because it is my dream.
“It is a nice reality, so I’m very happy and I’m looking forward to starting.”
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