Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo is likely to make his debut for English Premier League side, Manchester United, in their game against Chelsea on Monday, February 17, 2020.
Manager for the Red Devils, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made this disclosure ahead of their clash with the Blues at the Stamford Bridge in England.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Odion Ighalo will be available to make his Manchester United debut at Chelsea on Monday. 🔴 pic.twitter.com/cpnC4oFPT0— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) February 11, 2020
Ighalo missed the club’s winter break training camp in Spain for fear of him being refused entry back to UK due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Solskjaer has confirmed that, the 30 year old will be included in the squad for match day 26, saying, “We want to integrate him as quickly as we can because he is desperate to play for us.”
Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo is available to make his debut for the club against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday #SSFootball— SuperSport Blitz (@SuperSportBlitz) February 11, 2020
The United Manager also mentioned that, “He is going to travel with us [to Stamford Bridge]. We will just see on his fitness work this week and I think we will get him sharp.”
It was a shock deadline day arrival at the Old Trafford as the former Watford forward, Ighalo, was brought in on loan from Shanghai Shenhua after Solskjaer’s month-long search for a new center-forward.
The Nigeria international will remain with the Red Devils until the end of the season, and is expected to provide cover for the injured Marcus Rashford.