However, the same is likely be get extended to June 30 due to the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Ighalo's parent club, Shanghai Shenhua, expect the player to return after his loan stay at Old Trafford finishes.
Here's more on the same.
United have an option to make Ighalo's deal permanent
The 30-year-old striker joined Manchester United for the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign in January, having made the move on the deadline day.
United also have the option to buy the Nigeria international on a permanent deal once his loan expires.
The former Watford star has netted four times in eight matches across competitions since returning to English football.
There is no clarity regarding the completion of 2019-20 season
All sport has currently been suspended in relation to the coronavirus pandemic.
There is no guarantee whether the 2019-20 season will resume at the moment.
With the Euro 2020 postponed, there is a willingness by the FA to get things wrapped up by June 30.
If the situation improves and things come under control, then we might have the season get completed.
Ighalo has made the right noises
Ighalo has made an excellent start at Manchester United since joining the side. He has scored four goals in his last five appearances. The Premier League club is certainly looking at the options available and isn't ruling out extending his time at Old Trafford.
Ighalo brings experience and solidity in the ranks
Ighalo has the backing of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and that's crucial for the senior striker. If the season does resume, then Ighalo will be hungry to get more goals and show his worth. He brings experience and solidity in the ranks.