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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks on making the deal with Odion Ighalo a permanent one

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Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed hope of making the deal with Odion Ighalo a permanent one.

The former Super Eagles striker joined Manchester United from Shanghai Shenhua on loan till the end of the season.

Since joining the club, Ighalo has scored 3 goals out of the four games he has played in.

Speaking after the Nigerian scored a brace against Derby County to send the club into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told Sky Sport:

‘It doesn’t hurt [living the dream] but he’s here on merit, he’s here because he is a goalscorer and a different type of striker for us.

‘We might get to the summer and think we want to extend this, who knows? ‘He’s come in as a breath of fresh air as well. He had chances in his five minutes against Chelsea, he scored against Bruges, he had chances against Watford, he had a very good save [from a shot] against Everton – there have been good saves, he doesn’t miss the target very often.

‘Even for Anthony (Martial), Mason (Greenwood) and Marcus (Rashford) to learn that it is where the sharks are swimming. It’s comfortable outside the box and you can have a few shots.

‘It’s in there where it might be a bit tougher and you might get hurt – that’s where you get goals.’

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