Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo says he and his teammates are working tirelessly to ensure they crown the current season with success in the Europa League, the FA Cup and also qualify for the Champions League next term.
The former Udinese and Watford forward recently extended his loan deal at United to 31 January 2021, after initially joining the Red Devils on the final day of the January window from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua.
United enjoy a comfortable 5-0 first-leg advantage against Austrian side LASK in the last 16 of the Europa League and are billed to face Norwich City in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup later this month.
In the Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s side are outside the automatic Champions League spots, three points behind Chelsea in 5th place, with the season set to restart on 17 June.
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“We are fighting for two cups now – the Europa Cup (League) and the FA Cup,” the 30-year-old told MUTV.
“We want to fight and get to the finals and to win them, which is possible, and for us to end in the Top 4 and qualify for the Champions League, which has been the aim of the manager, the fans and everybody in the club.
“Till today, this is what we want to achieve, and I’m part of that goal to achieve that. So, I’m working towards that with the team and everybody along in the club.”
Ighalo scored 4 goals in 8 appearances for United before the coronavirus pandemic halted football in March.
His initial loan expired on Sunday before he sealed an extension to remain at his boyhood club till 2021.
“I feel great, you know, because this is some moment I thought will never happen in my lifetime,” he added. “And seeing it happen, is different feelings, you know.
“It’s very difficult for me to explain the feelings inside, but I just want to say it is great. It is a moment I am going to cherish all the days of my life.”