Ighalo trains away from teammates over virus fears

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Manchester United’s new signing Odion Ighalo is training away from the club this week as a precautionary measure following his arrival from China.

United are understood to have taken extra precautions after it was decided the striker would not join the squad at a training camp in Spain.

United were concerned about border restrictions after the Nigeria international arrived from China and feared that he might not have been allowed back into the UK had he travelled to Spain.

This is due to tightening of regulations regarding people who had been in China within the previous 14 days because of the coronavirus.

The 30-year-old is expected to travel with the squad for Monday’s League game at Chelsea.

Numerous sporting events have been cancelled in China and the Far East, including the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix do to the outbreak.

By Ofhani Munyai

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