Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has highlighted a challenge that awaits Odion Ighalo following the extension of his loan spell.
There has been a lot of uncertainty surrounding the future of Ighalo with the Chinese Super League kicking off this month, but United were able to strike a deal with Shanghai Shenhua and he will stay at Old Trafford until January at least.
Speaking to BetFair, Berbatov had his say on the matter: “It is also great news, for club and player, United have extended the loan of Odion Ighalo.
“The way he linked with the other players, his interaction with the team and everything he did was top quality for the time he was given to play.
“Now, Ighalo has a massive challenge ahead of him to prove that it was the right decision from the club.
“Now that he’s staying until 31 January 2021, why not go out there and show the club why he should stay for even longer?
“Why not fight for a permanent contract? He’s a great boost for the team and it puts United in a strong position.”
Ighalo has impressed us with his goals but he is expected to play second-fiddle to Antony Martial. It helps that he accepts that and loves the idea of playing for Manchester United, which is something he previously described as a dream!