Ighalo expresses his delight at signing new Man Utd deal.

Updated: Jun 3

Man United confirmed they reached an agreement with Shanghai on Monday to extend the Nigeria International’s loan deal.


Ighalo says he will do what he can to take Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side "higher and higher" after his loan from Shanghai Shenhua was extended.


Odion Ighalo says he is 'buzzing' and raring to go after Manchester United reached an agreement with Shanghai Shenhua on Monday to extend his loan deal until January 31, 2021.

Nigerian striker Ighalo initially joined United on the final day of the January transfer window, and scored four times in eight appearances in all competitions prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I'm really happy," the former Watford striker told Man Utd's official website. "It's a dream for me to be here. I'm buzzing and ready to go.


"I feel okay. The last few days have been difficult as there have been different talks about it but now I'm really happy, so I need to concentrate fully. I'm here until the end of January, so it's good for me.


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"I decided I want to stay and I'm happy. Since the first day I arrived, I made it clear that I wanted whatever it takes to continue that work. It was very difficult, there were some talks, but I'm happy they finally agreed and got everything done. Everything is official now.

"I'm sending thanks to the Shanghai president and director for the support because they know this is what I want. So, I'm thanking them and I'm happy that this has happened. They wish me all the best too.


"Like I've said, since I was young, I've been supporting this club and playing for it is a dream. Now I've extended my loan, it makes it more even clear and I'm committed as I know, in my head, I'm here until the end of January.


"I just want to work hard and enjoy it, support the team and do whatever I can to make us go higher and higher."


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