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Manchester United will try to sign Odion Ighalo permanently
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Manchester United will try to sign Odion Ighalo permanently

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has intimated that they might sign striker Odion Ighalo on a permanent basis.

The Nigerian who is on loan at United from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua has scored in all his starts for United and according to Solskjaer, the striker’s quality will be helpful for the team.

“Odion has done really well since he came in and he's enjoying himself.  And he will improve and get better but he has qualities we saw in him and we needed and we will still need those qualities for next season, so let's see what we will do.

“He's a goalscorer and a striker, he doesn't worry too much about all that nonsense; build-up play - that's a joke, obviously.  He knows his job and what his role in the team is, and he's very good with his back to goal, great link player, but maybe the best thing about him is his personality, so he's got the whole lot really.

“He had three touches before his fourth was the finish. All the touches were high quality but he had to make them create space for himself. But the strike is on the half-volley, great timing, no one would have saved that one so anyone would have been proud of that finish,” Solskjaer said after United’s 5-0 win over LASK on Thursday.

The goal was his fourth in eight games for United and he is proving to be a good replacement for Marcus Rashford who is a long term absentee.