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Opt for Man Utd permanent deal than return to China, Oliseh tells Ighalo

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On-loan forward Odion Ighalo has been advised to accept a permanent deal at Manchester United rather than make a return to Shanghai Shenhua at the end of his loan deal at Old Trafford.

Ighalo joined the Red Devils in January in a shock move on deadline day, and has impressed at the club, scoring four goals in three starts before football activities were halted due to coronavirus pandemic.

While United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had hinted to offer Ighalo a permanent deal, there had been reports from China that Shenhua are set to offer the player a €400-per-week deal if he returns.

But former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh does not think it is wise for the striker to return to Asia.

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“Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in the world and Ighalo must do everything to stay at the club,” Oliseh said in a radio interview

“It would be better to be remembered as an ex-Manchester United player than an ex-Watford player.

“Joining United is the greatest thing to happen in his life and it will help his profile even after he is no longer playing.”

Ighalo, who ended his Super Eagles career just after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, is yet to decide whether or not to return to the national team.

Ighalo will be 33 years old in few months.

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