ODION IGHALO may make his Manchester United debut on Monday night time towards Chelsea after finishing his two-week quarantine away from the remainder of the first-team squad amid coronavirus fears.
The 30-year-old, who has been cleared, hasn’t but been capable of practice along with his new team-mates, however boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes it isn’t too early for him to make an affect.
When requested if the Nigerian can be thrust straight into his crew, Solskjaer was coy.
He stated: “I by no means stated he was gonna be able to play on Monday, he’ll be concerned with us and he’ll journey down with us.
“Now he’s out of that two week interval, precaution and only a precaution we made and let’s see if he’s concerned or not.
“We’ve saved in contact with him and naturally we’ve performed our personal programme, he’s performed his, and it was all the time gonna be a case of him having to combine having been out in China and must get used to the gamers, and the crew, in control as fast as he can, he’s been working actually exhausting.
“I feel he’s in all probability pinching himself at instances at his favorite membership on the age of 30 however he’s earned that one and hopefully he impresses us so we are able to see him play.”
And when quizzed over the criticism that the Pink Devils have obtained over the left subject signing of Ighalo, Solskjaer was having none of it.
As a striker you get thrown on on the market and it may be he’ll have to return off the bench and get us a purpose and he does no matter he’s performed.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a possible debut for Odion Ighalo
He added: “The harm to Marcus Rashford, it needs to be stated, we would have liked one other ahead and after we received the prospect to get Odion on a mortgage that was for us a goalscorer, prime scorer African Cup of Nations final 12 months, yeah he may help the membership, he’s a really skilled participant, good lad and can give one thing to the group.”
And the 46-year-old drew on his personal Previous Trafford expertise when requested if Ighalo was able to make an on the spot affect: “Effectively, it didn’t take me too lengthy… I didn’t have a coaching session to return on.
“As a striker you get thrown on on the market and it may be he’ll have to return off the bench and get us a purpose and he does no matter he’s performed.”
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