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Man Utd reveal coronavirus plans for Ighalo, others

Manchester United have directed  Odion Ighalo and his Red Devils teammates to train as normal at the club’s Carrington complex.

But a host of staff members are being told to stay at home.

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is determined to stick to his usual routine with his squad, despite facing up to the prospect of having no matches for several weeks or even months.

United have told a lot of employees to remain at home and are operating with just a skeletal number of staff at Carrington to reduce the risk of contracting the virus.

Meanwhile, midfielder Paul Pogba has set up a fundraising page to help those affected by the outbreak of coronavirus.

The French World Cup winner has pledged financial support to UNICEF to help children affected by coronavirus.

Pogba, who turned 27 on Sunday, set up the birthday fundraiser to “help fight this war against Covid-19”.

The midfielder has vowed to double the fund total if his goal of £27,000 is reached and he said: “The impact of a large-scale outbreak, especially on poor and vulnerable children, can be immense.

The Red Devils are out of action until early April as fixtures were postponed to prevent COVID-19 spread

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“It’s my birthday and I’m always grateful that me, my family and friends are healthy. Nonetheless, not everybody is in good health right now. At times like this we need to come together.”

United are reportedly set to trigger a one-year extension in the Frenchman’s contract.

This could bring an end to speculation of Pogba’s exit, with moves to Real Madrid and Barcelona rumoured.

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