Ighalo was a surprise deadline-day signing at Old Trafford in January when he joined on loan from Shanghai Shenhua until the end of the current season.
Ighalo has scored four goals in eight appearances for United since his surprise arrival, but there seemed little chance that his move would be made permanent when he arrived.
However, his displays over the past gameweeks, and his goals, have made it a serious possibility, and one that the player would be thrilled to pursue.
️ Berbatov feels Ighalo’s Man Utd future is in doubt with Kane and Sancho looming:
“I think [Ighalo] should be given another contract, but saying that you need to weigh up the situation.
“Do they want to buy new strikers? If they do it would seem strange to keep Ighalo.” pic.twitter.com/FdMvk3n1eH
— Goal (@goal) April 4, 2020
“If Ighalo continues how he has done so far, scoring goals and helping the team, then I think he should be given another contract, but saying that you need to weigh up the situation,” former United striker Berbatov told Goal.
“Sancho and Kane are two names being talked up with moves to the club at the moment, so you need to calculate what direction the club wants to go. Do they want to buy new strikers? If they do it would seem strange to keep Ighalo. With the current situation, I can’t see them spending too much and I think it would make sense for Ighalo to stay.”
Berbatov concluded, “It wouldn’t be a bad thing to keep him around, I think Solskjaer needs to give him his honest thoughts.
United are currently fifth in the Premier League table, and all but through to the quarter-finals of the Europa League having thumped LASK 5-0 in the first leg of their last-16 tie.