Reporting Sports in a refreshing style

Coronavirus: Ighalo arrives Man Utd training wearing mask, gloves

- Advertisement -

Europa League hero Odion Ighalo alongside teammate Scott McTominay turned up to Manchester United training wearing coronavirus masks and gloves.

According to the UK Sun report, The Nigeria international, 30, and Scotland midfielder, 23, were both on parade in the 5-0 win over LASK, with Ighalo netting  a superb opener in Austria last night.

Ighalo pulls up to Carrington in his white Range Rover

And they cruised into the AON Training Complex with McTomainy wearing snood pulled over his face, and Ighalo in a proper mask.


Ighalo, Daniel James, Juan Mata, Mason Greenwood and Andreas Pereira all got on the scoresheet as United built a commanding lead against the unfancied Austrians.

But they were hit by news that next week’s return leg at Old Trafford has been postponed — with both the Europa and Champions League being paused — while the Premier League is also suspended, due to coronavirus.

Scott McTominay, left, wore a snood pulled over his face to training, while Odion Ighalo wore gloves and a mask

Bruno Fernandes pulled up in his white 4×4 with a hoodie pulled up over his head after starring in Austria last night.

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reckons the club could make Ighalo’s loan move from Shanghai Shenhua permanent.

He said: “Odion has done really well since he came in and he’s enjoying himself.

“And he will improve and get better but he has qualities we saw in him and we needed and we will still need those qualities for next season, so let’s see what we will do.

“He’s a goalscorer and a striker, he doesn’t worry too much about all that nonsense; build-up play – that’s a joke, obviously.

“He knows his job and what his role in the team is, and he’s very good with his back to goal, great link player, but maybe the best thing about him is his personality, so he’s got the whole lot really.

Read Also: Solskjaer drops Ighalo transfer hint amid fine Man Utd show

“He had three touches before his fourth was the finish.

“All them touches were high quality but he had to make them to create space for himself.

“But the strike is on the half-volley, great timing, no one would have saved that one so anyone would have been proud of that finish.”

You might also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More