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Odion Ighalo keeping busy despite Premier League winter break

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United fans will be delighted to see the hard work Odion Ighalo is putting in ahead of a potential debut against Chelsea.

The talented Nigerian has been unable to travel with the rest of the first-team squad for the warm weather training camp in Spain as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feared over his safety.

Ighalo was signed on deadline day and arrived from China amidst the coronavirus outbreak and so the legendary Norwegian feared he wouldn’t be allowed back into the country should he leave.

United’s new signing is yet to set foot at Carrington after being asked by the club to spend his first two weeks back in the UK as a precaution with the coronavirus following his arrival from China, but it won’t stop him being available on Monday night for Solskjaer.

There have been some concerns over the former Watford man’s fitness after some inactivity in China but he has since posted regular updates of him hard at work in the gym. Ighalo’s taken advantage fully of the facilities available in England and is doing all he can to be declared match-fit for Chelsea.

The Red Devils face a crucial clash against the Blues and they will need everything they’ve got to overcome their opponents. Make sure to check out newbettingsites.uk, UK’s best comparison site for new sports betting sites, for the latest odds ahead of that game at Stamford Bridge on Monday.

Although there’s still a little time left after, the result against Chelsea will likely determine whether they make it into the top four or not. United really need to kick on now and a defeat to Chelsea would leave them nine points outside of the top four – not an insurmountable number of points but it would leave United with a massive uphill struggle.

And Ighalo’s firepower is much needed given both Marcus Rashford‘s recent injury and Anthony Martial‘s struggle for form of late. If he can open his account with the winner at Stamford Bridge, it would be the fairytale beginning for a player who nobody expected United to even sign in the first place.

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