Odion Ighalo has been banned from Manchester United’s training ground over fears of a potential coronavirus risk.
Former Watford striker, Odion Ighalo has been working with a personal trainer at a separate location since his transfer to Manchester United for health and safety issues.
The 30-year-old Nigerian did not travel with the rest of United squad to a warm-weather training camp in Spain, which was due to concerns about his re-entry into the UK from spain.
According to Mirror, United decided to take the precautionary decision to make Ighalo train away from the club’s Carrington base over his mandated 14-day incubation period.
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Explaining Ighalo’s absence, United boss Solskjaer said:
“Odion will stay in Manchester, because since he has come from China in the last 14 days, the news of the virus there means we’re not sure if he’s going to be allowed back into England if he leaves the country again.
“So he’s staying here working with a personal coach on an individual programme and his family then can settle in England as well. That’s a plus.
“Of course, he might have liked to have come with the players and got to know them, but we don’t want to take that risk [of potential border restrictions tightening].”
The United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already confirmed that Ighalo will make his debut for the club against Chelsea.