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Man Utd’s Europa League outing in jeopardy after Ighalo, two others go on holiday

Manchester United could have thrown their Europa League campaign in jeopardy after three stars were allowed out on holiday.

According to Daily Star of UK, Odion Ighalo, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof were all pictured abroad at a time when travel restrictions are merely a blink of an eye under threat.

Holidaymakers that travelled to Spain have been told they face a two-week quarantine period when they return to the United Kingdom.

And a similar problem could be set to go ahead to many other countries, somewhere footballers have jetted off for their holidays.

The Red Devils are the favourites to win the tournament this season, with Inter Milan and Sevilla their biggest rivals.

They already have one foot in the next round after beating LASK in the first leg 5-0.

And with the second leg set to go ahead on Wednesday at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may switch his starting XI up.

After a long campaign, the Norwegian will be keen to ease his first-team stars.

It means the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford are unlikely to take part.

Instead, Solskjaer has been happy to let his youngsters off the leash in the Europa League, with the likes of Ethan Laird, James Garner and Mason Greenwood impressing.

And they look set to continue with the match almost a formality due to the aggregate score.

Nevertheless, a decision made over players going on holiday may come back to bite him.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has admitted that several European countries could face the same travel ban as Spain should the situation deteriorate.

But the likes of Ighalo, Matic and Lindelof risk missing out on United’s entire European campaign should a decision come there as well.

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And though no player has entered a ‘red alert’ zone, it represents an unnecessary risk – especially when the season is not over.

Lindelof’s wife Maja posted pictures of their family in France, which is likely to join Spain on the red list.

Matic’s partner Aleksandra Pavic also shared photos of them on board a private jet, while Ighalo was snapped on a yacht abroad.

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