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Ighalo quarantined

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by rurikbird, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. rurikbird

    rurikbird Part of the Furniture Honorary Member

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    This is spectacular dumbfuckery. Nice timing too signing a player from China.

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    Odion Ighalo has not been working at Manchester United’s training base since joining the club owing to concerns over the coronavirus. United are understood to have taken extra precautions after it was decided the striker would not join the squad at a training camp in Spain.

    United were concerned about border restrictions after the Nigeria international, who signed on loan from Shanghai Shenhua on deadline day, arrived from China. The club feared Ighalo might not have been allowed back into the UK had he travelled to Spain owing to a tightening of regulations regarding people who had been in China within the previous 14 days.

    It has now emerged United have even gone even further than governmental guidelines suggest and asked Ighalo not to train at their complex at Carrington during this 14-day incubation period.

    The 30-year-old has been working on his fitness at a city centre location close to where he is staying, using a personalised fitness programme from the club. United recognise the chances of Ighalo having been exposed to the coronavirus are statistically minute but have taken the decision after considering all aspects of their business.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjær decided to take his squad to Marbella for warm-weather training during United’s winter break. They are next in action at Chelsea on Monday.

    Ighalo has not played since 6 December but Solskjær has indicated he will be in contention to make his debut. “He is going to travel with us,” Solskjær said earlier in the week. “We will just see his fitness work this week and I think we will get him sharp. “We want to integrate him as quickly as we can because he is desperate to play for us.”

     
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  2. Mors

    Mors Well-Known Member

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    Apparently they made him train in a taekwondo centre round the corner from the Etihad!! Like it
     
  3. Athens

    Athens Greatest Bloke Ever [Citation Needed] Member

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    Utd have resorted to biological warfare.

     
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    Insignificance Bad to the bone Member

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    The virus should be their least consern. When his Chinese club played a cup final not long ago their preffered strikeforce was a 39 y o South korean and a local dude.
     
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