Staff Fears Over Coronavirus Are Eased As Ighalo Leaves Lowry Hotel

Coronavirus Ighalo Leaves Lowry Hotel

Odion Ighalo was spotted leaving the Lowry Hotel on Thursday as staff were told not to worry despite the striker being “quarantined” amidst coronavirus fears.

The 30-year-old has been kept separate from his new Manchester United team-mates after arriving from China in January.

But now, sources at the Lowry Hotel have revealed Ighalo's exclusion from the winter break training camp in Spain was merely a precaution and there is nothing to worry about.

On Thursday evening, the former Watford star was spotted leaving the hotel and heading to training in a bid to stay match-fit.

However, his session did NOT take place at Carrington, with Ighalo instead sent off to another facility, partnered with a personal trainer.

The Nigerian striker did not join the rest of the Man Utd squad due to border restrictions placed on travellers who have been in China for the past 14 days.

So in Manchester Ighalo remained in what the club called “simply a precautionary measure as the situation continues to be monitored”.

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Ighalo could even be in line to start against Chelsea on Monday night.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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