Odion Ighalo: Manchester United player on loan until the end of the season

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If there was a prescribed quanrantine for 2 weeks, why was he even allowed to be in carrington earlier?
Presumably he was cleared. Not everyone from China is infected. The myth is that no one is travelling or has travelled

The fear about going to the training camp was about being quarantined abroad
 

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The caption under the picture says “a real centre forward” that’s a swipe at either Martial or Ighalo (or both)
Its really not. Lots of people use that term when referring to a player from years ago.

Even if it was, it's factual. What we have isn't a patch on Cole/Yorke. The standard of our strikers has dipped significantly, and that's not bitter. He gains feck all from saying it and he's in another calibre of talent himself.

Stating facts doesn't make someone bitter by default.
 

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Its really not. Lots of people use that term when referring to a player from years ago.

Even if it was, it's factual. What we have isn't a patch on Cole/Yorke. The standard of our strikers has dipped significantly, and that's not bitter. He gains feck all from saying it and he's in another calibre of talent himself.

Stating facts doesn't make someone bitter by default.
If this was a one off no one would bat an eye lid. But he criticises and takes sly jabs all the time, mostly on TV.

You know what’s even funnier ? He hasn’t criticised Ole once! Unlike LVG, Jose and Moyes, they got absolutely roasted but Ole gets a free pass because they played together, nepotism at its finest.
 

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If this was a one off no one would bat an eye lid. But he criticises and takes sly jabs all the time, mostly on TV.

You know what’s even funnier ? He hasn’t criticised Ole once! Unlike LVG, Jose and Moyes, they got absolutely roasted but Ole gets a free pass because they played together, nepotism at its finest.
He has bias in managers. Im not denying that. I want to know when he made sly jabs though.

There's nothing sly about what he says. He fecking says it on live TV infront of millions, just like Keane or Rio. And that's because they are disgusted at the level of the players wearing their shirts. Nothing else. There's nothing bitter about it.
 

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If he's not trained with the team at all, there's no way he even makes the bench against Chelsea, is there?
 

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Madness haha!!

He's been shopping and eating at Arndale market, what about the people he's come into contact with when out and about. :lol:
 

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If he's not trained with the team at all, there's no way he even makes the bench against Chelsea, is there?
Not only should he not train with the team, he shouldn't meet/see anyone from the team until he gets subbed on at the 60th minute.
 

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Not only should he not train with the team, he shouldn't meet/see anyone from the team until he gets subbed on at the 60th minute.
He should start coughing in the game, he will be unmarked all game :D
 

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What are you on about? That's probably why he's been training alone up until now, he's been in 'quarantine' since leaving China at the end of january and will be available for Chelsea. Sensationalist headline in another slow news day.
Hardly a quarantine training at a taekwondo centre where lots of people are free to come and go...
 

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Hopefully. I hope to see him get 20mins against Chelsea.
BBC, Times have reported it, it's just part of 14 days procedure which will end this weekend.

With the team in Spain, at max he might miss 1 day training.
 

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Talking about media bullshit..
The team was in Spain so he will miss maybe 1 training sessions.
 

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Madness haha!!

He's been shopping and eating at Arndale market, what about the people he's come into contact with when out and about. :lol:
Sad reality is that none of those people's lives are worth millions of pounds.
 

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He posted pic with Yorke saying "Now this is a CF" something like that.
Thanks. Doesn't sound too bad. Yorke was so likeable, I'd love to watch a CF like him run things for United. I could never decide between him and Cole who my favourite was, then Ole always jumped in out of nowhere and had something to say about that too :lol: Not sure how the comment from Scholes is connected with Ighalo? Just timing perhaps? If so, some are really just going in on class of 92 for no reason it seems.
 

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'SHE PRAYED I'D JOIN UTD' Man utd New boy Odion Ighalo vows to dedicate every goal he scores to beloved sister Mary ahead of debut

ODION IGHALO has his beloved sister Mary’s name inscribed on his football boots.

It is also etched into a white T-shirt he will wear under the Manchester United jersey he will proudly don for the first time at Chelsea on Monday.

But United’s new loan signing admits he is struggling to come to terms with her sudden death, breaking down in tears when he is on his own.

Speaking for the first time about the December tragedy, Ighalo revealed: “I feel very emotional because it has not really struck me that my sister is gone forever and I am never going to see her again.

"Sometimes when I am alone and I just remember her, I have one sharp pain in my heart.

"My twin sister, Akhere, will call me, crying, saying she misses her and, sometimes when I am alone, I cry too.

"It is a very painful loss but I am trying to be strong as a man."

The Nigerian striker, 30, posted a poignant picture of himself with Mary on Instagram, announcing her shock death, accompanied by the words “RIP sister” together with a broken heart emoji.

Married Mary Atole collapsed at her home in Canada on the morning of December 12, just as she was getting her children ready for school. She was only 43.

Ighalo added: “It was a very painful moment.

“She just collapsed and died before the kids could even call for an ambulance. When the medics arrived they tried to revive her but she was already gone.”

His heartache is shared by Akhere, elder sister Beatrice, brothers Austin and Moses and mother Martina.

Ighalo said: “Although she was my older sister, Mary was like a mother to all of us.

“Even when I was young she would look after me. She tried to make everybody happy, make sure everyone was OK.”

Mary was such a passionate United fan a framed picture of her in a Red Devils shirt, with her name on the back, hung on the wall of her home.

They had grown up together in Ajegunle, a district in the heart of Nigeria’s capital city Lagos.

Ighalo added: “My sister was a strong United fan. All of us grew up watching Manchester United, we all supported them.

“Mary's husband followed Chelsea, while their children were Manchester City and Liverpool fans, but she stayed loyal to United.

“She always prayed I would sign for United. Even when she came to watch me in the Premier League playing for Watford she hoped I would join United.

“The painful part for me is that I now HAVE signed for United, but she is not here to see it.

“However, I know she is up there watching me.

“That is why I am going to play with her name on my boots, so she is always with me at Old Trafford or in any game for Manchester United.

“Every goal I score from now until I finish my career will be dedicated to God and to her.

“I have written her name on my special white T-shirt and put her name on my boots. I want to show the world she is always with me.

“It means she can feel me playing at Old Trafford, feel that dream we all prayed for, even though she is not here to see it.

“But she will be on my feet, assisting me on the pitch.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/10967614/odion-ighalo-man-utd-sister-mary-dedicate-goals/
 

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Dang. Somebody please stop cutting those onions.
 

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Wasn't exactly ecstatic when I first heard the news, but I've warmed to it a lot since.

You can't exactly have Haaland, Dybala etc on the bench and keep them happy. Ighalo will sit there and be patient, and *hopefully* be ready to pounce when he gets his chance.

I've got a feeling he could come into it and make a difference.
 

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Wasn't exactly ecstatic when I first heard the news, but I've warmed to it a lot since.

You can't exactly have Haaland, Dybala etc on the bench and keep them happy. Ighalo will sit there and be patient, and *hopefully* be ready to pounce when he gets his chance.

I've got a feeling he could come into it and make a difference.

The point is, they wouldn't have been. Martial and Dan James would have been on the bench and we'd be in the top 3.
 

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He's living the dream right now :cool:, really rooting for him on this loan spell. Feels like one of our fellow fans getting to experience the club first hand on the pitch