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Ighalo ‘waits on God’ over decision to stay at Man Utd or return to China

Odion Ighalo

Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo says he is yet to make a decision on whether to remain at Manchester United or return to Shanghai Shenhua after his loan deal at Old Trafford expires.

The 30-year-old says he does not make decisions alone on matters that pertain to his life, as he always seeks God’s guidance and direction.

Ighalo completed a shock loan move to United in January, and have been impressive in the team, scoring four goals in three starts.

The Red Devils manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had since hinted that Ighalo’s serviced would be need in the team next season, but a new offer is yet to be made.

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With reports from China claiming that Shenhua are offering Ighalo a €400,000-per-week deal if he makes a return, former Nigeria internationals and fans alike are divided as to what they think the striker’s next move should be.

“I have seen a lot of tweets and stories on social media with people asking if I’m crazy to turn down China’s money, while some are telling me to stay back at United,” Ighalo told ElegbeteTV.

“Have you seen me say a word? I don’t have anything to say. When the season’s finished and I get two offers from the two teams, then I will sit and think about it, pray about it and whatever God says I should do, I will go with that.

“I don’t just take decisions alone in my life; I have a principle and guideline for everything I do. I always pray to God to direct me in everything.”

Asked if United had already made an offer, Ighalo said, “there is no offer on the table yet, that is because the season is still on and I’m yet to finish my loan deal.”

Ighalo will be 31 in June.

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