Manchester United newly signing, Odion Ighalo has been restricted from Manchester United’s training ground over fears of a potential coronavirus risk.
Ighalo, though on loan at United from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua until the end of the season, has according to a report been working with a personal trainer at a separate location in Manchester.
The Man-u new striker was directed to train away from United’s AON Training Complex for health and safety reason, against the backdrop of the outbreak of the virus in China, which has already claimed more than 1,100 lives as at the time of filling this report.
Ighalo did not travel with the United squad to a warm weather training camp in Spain.
That was down to concerns border restrictions could be tightened on travellers who have been in China within the past 14 days, potentially affecting his re-entry to the UK.
But it has emerged United also took the precautionary decision to make Ighalo train away from the club’s Carrington base, while he is still within the mandated 14-day incubation period.
However Ighalo did not travel to the UK from Wuhan, the province where the coronavirus broke out from, United though considered it the most sensible course of action for him to train away, to mitigate the risk to players and staff.