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EPL: Ighalo Arrives In Manchester United Training Ground Ahead Of Chelsea Clash

Manchester United have been given a boost ahead of their clash with Chelsea on Monday night as loan signing Odion Ighalo reported for training for the first time.

The Nigerian striker has completed an enforced 14-day spell away from his new side due to coronavirus fears having joined from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenua.

And on Sunday he was pictured being driven into United’s Carrington training base ahead of the trip to Stamford Bridge.

United took the precaution despite the fact that Ighalo did not arrive in the UK from Wuhan, where the virus originated.

It forced the 30-year-old to miss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s winter break training camp in Marbella last week, over fears he would not be allowed back into the country due to tightening of national security following the outbreak of coronavirus.

Ighalo had been training with Manchester-based performance coach Wayne Richardson at the GB Taekwondo Centre in the city, Dailymail reports.

He is set to travel with the squad for Monday night’s clash with Frank Lampard’s side, where, fitness permitting, he is expected to be among the substitutes.

United’s boss was optimistic on Friday that the new man could make an instant impact

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