Modified 11 Feb 2020, 18:31 IST
New boy Odion Ighalo will be in the Manchester United squad to face Chelsea, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed whereas talking to the membership web site. The Nigerian joined the Red Devils on mortgage for the remainder of the season from the Chinese aspect Shanghai Shenhua on deadline day final month. Ighalo is a self-professed United fan and has revealed that he even took a pay-cut to be part of the membership of his desires.
However, the Nigerian has not travelled with the United squad to Marbella in Spain for warm-weather coaching, amid fears that stringent border screening actions would hinder his re-entry in the UK. That implies that Ighalo is but to get acquainted along with his new teammates since becoming a member of the Red Devils.
As such, there have been doubts about whether or not he would be concerned in United’s first recreation after the winter break, away to Chelsea. However, the United supervisor appears to have squashed any such worries.
United need to combine Ighalo into the staff as quickly as potential
Solskjaer had beforehand confirmed that the resolution to go away Ighalo in Manchester whereas the remainder of the staff travelled to Marbella was a precautionary measure. The Norwegian spoke to the membership web site once more from Spain and revealed that although the Nigerian was not concerned in the heat climate coaching camp, he would journey with the squad to the Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea.
Yeah, he’s going to journey with us [to Chelsea]
The Red Devils might solely handle a stale 0-Zero draw towards Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier than the winter break, at Old Trafford and Solskjaer will be hoping that Ighalo can present a unique choice at the entrance for his staff. The Nigerian has performed in the Premier League earlier than, for Watford and that have might come in helpful for him. Solskjaer talked about that the membership would assess Ighalo’s health, however was hopeful that the Nigerian will be prepared for motion.
We will simply see his health work this week and I believe we will get him sharp.
The Norwegian additionally added that United have been trying to combine Ighalo into the staff as quickly as potential and revealed that the participant himself was determined to play for the Red Devils.
We need to combine him as rapidly as we are able to as a result of, in fact, he’s determined to play for us.
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Published 11 Feb 2020, 18:31 IST
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