Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said there is every chance that Ighalo will be offered a permanent deal at the club.
Speaking ahead of their FA Cup fifth-round clash against Derby County, Solskjaer hailed the Nigerian striker as a “breath of fresh air”.
Ighalo joined United on an initial six-month loan deal in January from Shanghai Shenhua.
Although he has scored only one goal since the move, Ighalo has more than impressed Solskjaer.
“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,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.