Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo has been nominated for the Manchetser United player of the month award, his very first nomination since joining the club in the January transfer deadline day.
The former Watford and Udinese striker has been a revelation since his surprise January deadline loan move from Shanghai Shenhua to Man United.
The Edo state born player will faces stiff competition from January signing Bruno Fernandes who won the Premier League player of the month for February.
Ighalo has scored four goals in eight appearances, and coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been impressed by the Nigerian’s attitude in training and amongst his team mates.
The goals include a brace in their 3-0 win over Derby County in the FA Cup.
Ighalo also produced a man-of-the-match display against LASK where he scored a goal and provided an assist in their Europa League clash last week.
The The Sun reports that, Ighalo is keen to stay at United permanently and is will take a pay cut off 6 million pounds in order to make the move permanent.
According to the Sun UK, Ighalo knows that United will not match his current salary of 300,000 pounds per week he earned at China and has ‘no problem’ with drastically reducing his wage.
United might sign Ighalo on a permanent deal but will have to pay £15 -£20 million though Shanghai Shenhua paid £5.27m to sign him from CC Yatai in 2019.