Monday, 24 February 2020 09:24

Odion Ighalo Asked To Leave University Pitch By Students Who Didn’t Recognise Him

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Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo was reportedly asked to leave a University of Manchester football pitch by students who had turned up for their regular training session.

The striker was signed in January on-loan from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Greenland Shenhua to provide cover for the injured Marcus Rashford.


Concerns about not being allowed back into the country due to heightened immigration control amidst the coronavirus outbreak meant Ighalo was left in Manchester while the rest of the United squad travelled to Spain for a warm weather training camp.
As such, Ighalo trained in a Manchester taekwondo gym and at university playing fields in Wythenshawe – though the former Nigeria striker was not recognised by some students.

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