Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United manager, has opened the door for Odion Ighalo to turn his short-term loan deal into a permanent deal by giving a long lasting impression. He said when given a chance, one should take that chance and make an impression.
Ighalo joined the Red Devils on a six-month loan deal on from Chinese side, Shanghai Shenhua.
Solskjaer told ‘Manchester Evening News’, “It is a loan, but when you are in the door and if you impress it gives you a chance,
“That is exactly the same for everyone who signs if it is permanent or it is a loan. If you impress as a player, if you impress as a person, if you can help this group improve, then, of course, there is a chance that we will look at extending things.
“That doesn’t just go for Odion, but since you asked, yes, of course his incentive is to play as well as he can. It is up to us to make sure that he would want to stay if we wanted him.
“I think he is probably pinching himself at times because he is now at his favourite club at the age of 30.
“Hopefully he will prove to you what I think he will. He is a proven goalscorer, so he will do all right.”