Odion Ighalo: Manchester United yet to make an extension offer

Odion Ighalo in action during Man Utd's 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Image: Odion Ighalo has impressed since joining Manchester United on loan in January

Odion Ighalo has revealed there is "no offer on the table yet" from Manchester United over extending his stay at the club beyond his current loan spell.

The Nigerian striker made an encouraging start to life at United following his surprise Deadline Day move from Shanghai Shenhua prior to the suspension of the Premier League due to the coronavirus pandemic.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has since hinted that Ighalo could be kept at the club beyond the end of the current campaign, but the 30-year-old says an offer is yet to be formalised.

"There is no offer on the table yet," Ighalo, who scored four goals in eight matches for United, told Elegbete TV.

Odion Ighalo with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Image: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted Ighalo could stay at United beyond his current loan spell

"Because the season is still 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 guideline for everything I do. I always pray to God to direct me."

Sky Sports News revealed last month that Ighalo had been offered a two-year contract extension by parent club Shanghai worth £400,000 a week.

Ighalo's current contract expires in December 2022, but Shanghai want to keep him until at least December 2024.

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"I have seen so many tweets about this. I have seen so many people going crazy, [saying] 'go back to China', some say stay with Man United," he added.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Interim Manager of Manchester United and Gary Neville ahead of the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Manchester United at Camp Nou on April 16, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. 28:38
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer joins Gary Neville and Geoff Shreeves to discuss how he is dealing with the suspension of the Premier League season

"Have you seen me say a word? I don't have anything to say. When the season is finished and I get two offers from the two teams, then I will sit and think about it, pray about it and whatever God says I should do, I will go with that.

"I don't just sit down and take decisions, and I don't get carried away with whatever people say. I came to Manchester United to play for a pay cut because I wanted to. So anything could happen, but I want the season to finish and my loan to finish. Then I will see everything I have.

"You don't just rush and do things: 'I'm going here, I'm going here'. I have to sit down and finish the season well, sit down with my agent, see what's on the ground: A, B, C, D, is on the ground. Okay we have to pick."

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