Uncertainty surrounding the future
of ex-Super Eagles striker Odion Jude Ighalo at Manchester United get even more complicated following the return of English star Macus Rashford to full fitness after being sidelined due to a back injury.
Sky Sports News reporter James Cooper understand that Manchester United are not worried should Odion decided to leave, following the expiration of his loan contract this May.
Ighalo joined United on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in January as direct replacement for Marcus Rashford and then went on to score four times in his first eight appearances for the 20-time English champions.
As it is now the former Watford striker is looking to return to his parent club at the end of May, but the Red Devils are allegedly keen to extend the agreement to potentially cover the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
According to Cooper, the fact that Marcus Rashford has now overcome a back injury means that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are not panicking over potentially losing Ighalo at this stage.
“As far as Ighalo goes, I think there is a relaxed mood from Manchester United,” said Cooper
“The facts of the matter are that his contract comes to end next Friday, May 31.
“There is a will from Manchester United to keep the player, I think equally Shanghai Shenhua would like the player back in China playing for them.
“The relaxed attitude that comes from Manchester United, is that Marcus Rashford is now fit and so there is less need for Ighalo. But I think all things being equal United would like to keep him.”
Igahlo who spent four seasons at Vicarage Road before moving to The Chinese league is however looking to end his career at Old Trafford according to his Personal Trainer.