Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo is hoping to extend his loan deal and finish the season at Old Trafford.

According to BBC Sport, United are keen to extend Ighalo’s contract.

The Nigeria striker, who made comments on BBC moved from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in January and has a contract until 31 May.

There are also speculations that Ighalo may have to return to Shanghai, with China’s Super League also intent on a restart, even as Premier League bosses hope to resume the season in June.

While speaking to BBC Sport, Ighalo said, “I would like to finish the season if it’s possible,”

“I was in good form, good shape, scoring goals and now we’ve stopped now for over a month. I’ve given it my best and hopefully we’ll come back to play.

“The team had a good momentum before the pandemic started. At the moment I’m on loan, and this will cut short my time at the club.”

Concerning Ighalo’s performance and scoring history so far at Old Trafford, the Nigerian has scored four goals in eight games in all competitions for United, including once in the 5-0 Europa League last-16 win over LASK on 12 March, a day before the Premier League season was suspended.

Ighalo also who also spoke about how the season ended and the way forward in his contract said:

“The club, myself, every footballer is going through a lot because we can’t do what we love and what we know how to do best, so we’re just thinking about that for now and to finish the season before we start thinking about the contract,”

“I just want everyone to be safe and see what the future holds.”

United are fifth in the table with nine games remaining.

On players safety, Ighalo said the Premier League will make the right decision in order to ensure players are “safe and healthy” if and when play resumes.

A resumption to the season is a major topic at the moment as Premier League clubs are planning meet on Monday to discuss.