No doubt he made a positive impact during his short stint at United as Ighalo has became a cult figure at Old Trafford, however, some fans may feel he's not the world class striker the clubs needs if they're to become title challengers again.
United now pays half of Ighalo's £300k-per-week wages for the duration of his six-month loan switch.
As things stand, the Premier League are committed to finishing the season even if it means playing games through the summer and beyond.More news: Social distancing and staying at home - what the Government advice is
And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that the club would love to keep the former Nigerian worldwide at the Theatre of Dreams. However, with no agreement for the player to be at Old Trafford beyond the end of May the deal would need to be renegotiated.
With the Chinese Super League postponed as the country attempted to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak that originated in Wuhan, the 30-year-old was allowed to make a shock deadline-day move to Old Trafford in January.
With the United Kingdom placed under lockdown by the government on Monday, there is no indication yet about when the season might be able to resume.
The striker has netted four strikes in eight appearances in all competitions thus far with many believing that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will offer him a permanent stay.More news: Coronavirus global cases surpass 300,000, Johns Hopkins reports
Negotiating an extension is a possibility if the season spills over into the summer, but it is said that United are ready to strike a £15m permanent deal for the Nigerian global anyway.
'He has qualities we saw in him that we needed.
"And we will still need those qualities next season - so let's see what we will do".
Ighalo has now relieved pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the Red Devils had scoring problems since injuries Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial at some point.More news: Democrats block SECOND attempt to pass coronavirus stimulus in US Senate