Man Utd boss Solskjaer opens door to longer Ighalo stay



Posted Friday, March 06, 2020 by Tribalfootball.com

Man Utd boss Solskjaer opens door to longer Ighalo stay

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Odion Ighalo is proving a positive influence on their young players.

Solskjaer has praised the impact of the Nigeria international since his arrival from Shanghai Shenhua and admitted United could consider keeping him at the club at the end of his loan spell.

The United boss believes United's younger forwards can learn from the 30-year-old.

"He's here on merit," he told Sky Sports. "He's here because he's a goal scorer and he's a different type of a striker for us.

"Of course we might get to the summer and 'yeah we want to extend this' - who knows?

"He's come in as a breath of fresh air and he's had chances - in his five minutes against Chelsea he had a great chance.

"Against Brugge, he scored. Against Watford, he had a great chance. Against Everton, he's there, he had a chance but it was a very good save.

"He doesn't miss the target very often. So it's about having that for Anthony [Martial], Marcus [Rashford] and Mason [Greenwood] to learn.

"That's where the sharks are swimming. It's comfortable outside the box where you can have a few shots, but it's in there where it might be a bit tougher and you might get hurt but that's where you get your goals."



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