Ighalo has impressed in his short spell at Old Trafford since joining Man United on loan from Shanghai Shenhua in January.
The 30-year-old’s loan spell expires at the end of May, and United want to see if the Premier League returns or is called over, before deciding on Ighalo’s future.
But Owen expects the Red Devils to pursue a permanent deal for the Nigerian star despite having Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial at their disposal.
“I think Ighalo has been a good fit for Man United and when you sign players you have got to get the right fit,” Owen told talkSPORT.
“It is not always about getting the best name. It is about getting the guy that you do…