Ighalo makes United squad for Chelsea clash
Youths Digest – Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo will be in the squad for Monday ’ s Premier League game at Chelsea , says manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Ighalo missed the club ’ s training camp in Spain due to fears the coronavirus outbreak may have led to him being refused entry back into the UK.
The Nigerian , 30, joined United on loan from Shanghai Shenhua on 31 January.
“We want to integrate him as quickly as we can because he is desperate to play for us , ” Solskjaer said.
“ 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 . ”
The former Watford forward moved to the Chinese Super League in 2017 , first with Changchun Yatai.
After two seasons he moved to Shanghai Shenhua and has scored 10 times in 19 games.
Ighalo ’ s form for his country has been impressive, finishing as top scorer in African Cup of Nations qualifying with seven goals , before scoring five at the tournament during the summer.
However , he last played on 6 December , when he came on as a substitute in Shanghai Shenhua ’ s 3 – 0 victory over Shandong Luneng in the Chinese FA Cup final .