Coronavirus Scare: Man United exempt Odion Ighalo from training ground
Following the outbreak of deadly Coronavirus in China, Manchester United’s new signing Odion Ighalo has been kept away from the team training ground as a precautionary measure following his arrival from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua, China, BBC reports.
United drooped Ighalo from the list of players for their winter break training camp in Spain because of concerns he may have difficulty getting back into the UK, but Ighalo is expected to travel with the squad for Monday’s game at Chelsea.
Ighalo has been training with support from the club using a personalised fitness programme to get him ready for the Chelsea Premier League game.
This has been done at the National Taekwondo Centre, close to the Etihad Stadium and where he has been staying since his arrival in England 11 days ago.
Ighalo joined United on loan for the rest of the season from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua.
The current medical advice is that travellers coming into the UK from specific countries, including China, quarantine themselves for 14 days.
The death toll in China from the virus is now more than 1,350, with almost 60,000 infections in total.
Numerous sporting events have been cancelled in China and the Far East, including the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix.