The Nigerian striker will see a short-term loan deal at Old Trafford expire at the end of May, however a permanent transfer could yet be completed.
Odion Ighalo has “no offer on the table” from Manchester United, however the Nigerian striker is hoping to be in a position to make a big decision on his future at some stage and will “pray to God” to help direct him.
The former Watford frontman was brought back to English soccer by the Red Devils all through the January transfer window.
A deadline-day deal took him to Old Trafford, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having scoured the market for another proven goal-getter.
Ighalo impressed through his early outings for United, with 4 goals recorded in eight appearances prior to competitive soccer shutting down amid the coronavirus pandemic.
A permanent move was being mooted before hitting an enforced break, whilst a lucrative contract offer was additionally stated to have been readied by Shanghai Shenhua.
Ighalo insists he has received no approach from his loan or parent clubs, however the 30-year-old has made no secret of his happiness at United – the club he supported as a boy – and expects discussions related to his future to be stepped up as soon as Premier League action resumes.
According to Mysportdab when asked whether or not he expects to stay with the Red Devils beyond the end of a non permanent deal that is due to expire at the end of May: “There is no offer on the desk yet.
“Because the season is nonetheless on and I’m yet to finish my loan deal. I don’t just take decisions alone in my life. I have a principle and I have a guiding principle for everything I do. I continually pray to God to direct me.
“I have seen so many tweets about this. I have seen so many people going crazy, [saying] ‘go back to China’, some say remain with Man United.
“Have you seen me say a word? I do not have anything to say. When the season’s finished and I get two offers from the two teams, then I will sit down and think about it, pray about it and whatever God says I should do, I will go with that.
“I do not just sit down down and take decisions, and I do not get carried away with whatever people say. I came to Manchester United to play for a pay cut due to the fact I wanted to. So some thing could happen, however I prefer the season to finish and my loan to finish. Then I will see everything I have.
“You do not just rush and do things: ‘I’m going here, I’m going here’. I have to take a seat down and finish the season well, take a seat down with my agent, see what’s on the ground: A, B, C, D, is on the ground. Okay we have to pick.”
Igahlo has dropped plenty of hints involving an extended stay at the Theatre of Dreams, whilst Solskjaer has additionally recommended that an agreement will be sought.
The United boss has said: “Odion has done definitely well since he came in and he’s enjoying himself, he will improve and get better.
“But he has characteristics we saw in him and we needed and we will nevertheless want those qualities for subsequent season. So let’s see what we will do.”