Odion Ighalo’s loan deal with Manchester United ends on May 31 and it will likely be extended to June 30 due to the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Ighalo’s parent club, Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, expect the player to return after his loan stay at Old Trafford finishes.
The 30-year-old joined up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad for the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign in January, having made a transfer deadline day move.
United have the option to buy the Nigeria international on a permanent deal once his loan expires.
Ighalo, who scored 40 goals and made 11 assists in 100 appearances for Watford from 2014 to 2017, has netted four times in eight matches in all competitions since returning to English football.