How Manchester United Players Reacted To Odion Ighalo’s Loan Extension

Manchester United's Odion Ighalo and Nemanja Matic celebrate after the match.

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Over the winter transfer period of 2020, Manchester United had made two transfers, both of which happened to be a great decision as those individuals have successfully brought in a positive influence in the form of the team as well as their morale.

Multiple personalities inside the club had spoken highly of the impact Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo made in such a short duration of time. The latter, who arrived at Old Trafford in a loan deal, has showcased great form in front of goal.

Accordingly, the Nigeria international’s loan deal which was set to expire a few days ago, had been extended until the end of January 2021. Subsequently, one of the teammates who is delighted with the news happens to be left-back Luke Shaw.

The Englishman told United’s official website: “All the players are really happy for him. Obviously his situation was up in the air and we try not to talk about that kind of thing at training but we’re just so happy for him.

“Before he arrived, a few people outside the club weren’t too sure what he was going to bring to the club, but he’s shown everyone because he’s brought goals and a different style to our other strikers.

“He’s earned and deserved the chance to stay here longer. He brings happiness and a smile to the place. He’s great in training but he’s also been really important at times during games and scored some great goals. Now that everything’s sorted, hopefully he can relax now and settle back into doing what he was doing before football stopped.”