Man Utd News: Odion Ighalo arrives for training after accepting 40% pay cut at Man United

After agreeing 40% pay cut to remained at Manchester United, Odion Ighalo has arrived for training. The loan extension with Manchester United will see Ighalo stay until the end of January.

Ighalo took a 40 per cent pay-cut on his £300,000-a-week wages in China to make his dream switch happen.

The agreement with his parent club Shanghai Shenhua officially expired on Sunday night, and it appeared as though United had failed in a bid to keep the striker at the club.

 Odion Ighalo has agreed a loan extension with Manchester United until the end of January
Odion Ighalo has agreed a loan extension with Manchester United until the end of JanuaryCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke

But both sides have now reached an agreement for the 30-year-old to stay in Manchester until the new year, United confirmed.

In a statement the club said they hoped the extension would allow Ighalo “to build on an impressive start to life with the club he supported as a boy”.

It is claimed Ighalo will then discuss a new contract with Shanghai Shenhua once he returns in 2021.

The news comes after his agent Atta Aneke confirmed talks were in place for the ex-Watford man to remain at Old Trafford.

Aneke told Nettavisen: “We are nearing an agreement with Manchester United on an extended loan.

“The agreement will mean that Ighalo will remain with them until January 2021.”

Ighalo swapped the Chinese Super League for the Premier League in a shock deadline day loan deal back in January.

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