Manchester United have extended Odion Ighalo’s loan until the end of January 2021.
The club confirmed this on Twitter on Monday.
He has scored four times in eight appearances in all competitions prior to the suspension of the Premier League because of coronavirus.
Before the formal announcement of his contract extension, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had hinted that the club would retain the goalscorer.
Solskjaer said, “They (Shanghai Shenhua) have been great towards us, allowing him to play for his dream club
“It’s been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish what he started and win a trophy with us.”
Ighalo’s current deal at Shenhua runs out in December 2022.
He was earlier asked to sign a contract offer until the end of 2024 worth £400,000 a week, but the player prefers to stay at Manchester United despite taking a pay cut.