Former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has asserted that he Expects the Red Devils to do Everything possible to keep Odion Ighalo beyond his loan deal.
The former Man United player has stated that he expects Manchester United to make Ighalo loan deal permanent, because of the strikers quality.
The striker’s future at Old Trafford is undecided With less than 2 weeks left on his loan deal, his parent club hopes for his return before the start of the Chinese league new season.
Ighalo joined united in January transfer on loan from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua until the end of May.
Manchester United are not desperate to keep the striker beyond the 2019/20 season campaign, this is due to the return of injured players and also united search for a world-class striker.
“I think he’s been a good fit for Man United and when you sign players you’ve got to get the right fit,” Hargreaves told talkSPORT via Daily Express.
“It’s not always about getting the best name, it’s about getting the guy that you don’t have that you need.
“He was somebody that whoever signed his hats off to you because he’s given them something different.
“Hopefully he stays but there’s the whole Sanchez situation when he comes back, Martial and Rashford, he’s fit as well, Bruno [Fernandes] and [Paul] Pogba – you’ve got to get them all into a team, with Daniel James as well.
“So he’s been good, really good. I’m sure they’ll try, if it’s sensible, keep him longer. I’d be surprised if he left.”
The 30-year-old has had a remarkable season so far,netting 4 goals in 8 appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side.