Ighalo hints at extending Manchester United stay
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Ighalo hints at extending Manchester United stay

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has hinted at staying at the club beyond the current season. 

The Nigerian's six-month loan deal from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua expires at the end of the season, with the player thought to be keen on extending his stay. 

In an interview shared on the club's official website, Ighalo said he is 'inspired by a lot of things at the club', and is looking forward to spending more time with the team. 

“Wow, there is a lot, there is a lot," he said in response to the question on the most inspiring thing about the club. 

"Seeing the club from the outside you don't know how big it is. But when you are inside you know how big the club is. I am inspired by the way the club is structured, I am inspired by the direction of the club, I am inspired by the development of the young players and how they are coming through from the grassroots to the first team.

"I am inspired by a lot of things at United, I am really inspired and I am looking forward to spending more time with the team," he went on. 

Ighalo started life at the Manchester club with a bang, scoring four goals in his first seven appearances including three in his first three starts. 

Club manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has in the past mentioned the possibility of signing him on a permanent deal, and it seems it might just happen.