Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo is not going to be part of up together with his new teammates on a coaching camp in Spain this week on account of fears he might be denied re-entry to the United Kingdom if restrictions towards the outbreak of Coronavirus are tightened.
Ighalo joined United on mortgage till the tip of the season on deadline day final month from Chinese membership Shanghai Shenhua.
“Due to the current situation in China, it has been decided that new signing Odion Ighalo will not travel to Spain as it is not guaranteed that he’d clear UK immigration on return should border restrictions tighten on travellers who’ve been in China within the past 14 days,” United stated in a press release.
“Odion will stay in Manchester on a personal training and fitness programme so that he will be ready to join in team training sessions when the squad return from the trip.
“This is simply a precautionary measure as the situation continues to be monitored.”
Ighalo, who has performed his membership soccer in China for the previous three years after becoming a member of Changchun Yatai from Watford, was signed as emergency cowl for the injured Marcus Rashford.
“Of course he might have liked to have come with the players and got to know them, but the risk (of border restrictions tightening), we don’t want to take that,” stated United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Rashford and Paul Pogba are additionally noticeable absentees from the United squad headed to Spain as they are going to proceed their restoration in Manchester.
United aren’t in motion once more till they journey to Chelsea in a vital battle for a top-four end within the Premier League on February 17.