Odion Ighalo ‘set to leave Man Utd this month’ but striker insists he wants to extend loan transfer

ODION IGHALO is set to leave Manchester United this month, but the striker has revealed he is desperate to extend his loan at the club.

The Nigerian striker, 31, has played just four times this season – with just one of those coming in the Premier League – after his loan from Shanghai Shenhua was extended.

Ighalo has slipped further down Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's pecking order thanks to Edinson Cavani's summer arrival.

And while the ex-Watford ace has admitted he wants to stay at Old Trafford, he's aware his time could be coming to an end.

Ighalo told ESPN: "Today, I’m in Manchester but at the end of the month I don’t know where I’m going to be.

"If it’s possible I’d like to stay here but if not I have to go.

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"I have options. I wait for my agent. He is doing his job and I’m doing mine.

"At the end of the month, we have to decide what is best and we’ll take it."

Should Ighalo be pushed out, he's revealed he would love the chance to try his hand in the MLS.

He continued: "If it’s possible I’d like to play in MLS but I have to wait to see if it’s possible.


"The league is doing well and if the opportunity arises then I’d grab it with two hands."

Despite featuring just once in the league, Ighalo has revealed he is still keeping his head down and training hard rather than kicking up a fuss.

The Nigerian continued: "I’m a professional, I don’t make trouble and I don’t complain.

"I just go to training and give my best.

"Lately I haven’t been playing much but it’s the coach’s decision.

"If I’m not in the team and give them 100 per cent support.

"The team is doing well and that’s the most important thing."

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