Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has
yet to set foot in the club’s training ground since joining on loan from
Shanghai Shenhua after being told to stay away due to concerns over the
coronavirus, British media reported on Thursday.
virus has killed over 1 300 people and infected around 60 000 in China
after it first emerged in Wuhan late last year.
reported Ighalo has been training at the National Taekwondo Centre in
Manchester since arriving on loan from the Chinese club almost two weeks
Newcastle United have been handed a double
injury boost ahead of Sunday’s Premier League trip to Arsenal with
forwards Joelinton and Yoshinori Muto back in first-team training, the
Brazilian Joelinton picked up a rib injury in
Newcastle’s 3-2 win at Oxford United in the FA Cup fourth round replay
last week, while Japan’s Muto has not played since early last month
because of a hip problem.
Their return will bolster manager Steve
Bruce’s forward options heading into the weekend with both Andy Carroll
(hip) and Dwight Gayle (hamstring) sidelined.