The Premier League side and Shanghai Shenhua have reached an agreement that will see Ighalo remain at Old Trafford until January 2021.
The former Watford striker’s stay was initially due to end on 31 May but he will now remain with the Reds until 30 January 2021, enabling him to build on an impressive start to life with the club he supported as a boy.
The 30-year-old has been allowed to remain with United, amid uncertainty over the resumption of the Chinese Super League and when foreign players can return.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought in Ighalo in the January window, after Rashford suffered a back injury.
However, the England forward is fit again and will be ready to lead the attack for United, when the season restarts.
Rashford took to the social media to felicitate with his team-mate on the new contract.
Rashford retweeted United’s official announcement on Ighalo’s loan extension and commented, “Congrats @ighalojude”.
Ighalo replied: “Thanks bro”.