Former Nigerian and Manchester United’s Deadline Day signing Odion Ighalo will go straight into the squad for Monday Night Football at Stamford bridge against Chelsea, despite the lack of a warm-weather club training camp due to travel restrictions.
The 30-year-old completed a shock loan switch from the Chinese side of Shanghai Shenhua at the end of January, but did not head to Spain with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
The United Boss said over the weekend that the club had left Ighalo in the United Kingdom because they were unsure whether he would be allowed to return to the country, having arrived from China in the previous fortnight.
But despite missing the trip to Marbella, Solskjaer has now confirmed that the Ighalo will go straight into the squad taking on Chelsea after the winter break.
“Yeah, he is going to travel with us,” he told club media.
“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, of course, he is desperate to play for us.”