Solskjaer confirms Ighalo will play for Man Utd debut against Chelsea.
The Man United head coach has revealed that the Nigeria Forward will travel to Stamford Bridge with the rest of the squad next week.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Odion Ighalo will be part of the Manchester United’s squad to face Chelsea next Monday.
Ighalo signed for the Red Devils on a six-month loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua on deadline day, he said his signing to Manchester United is dream come true.
The Nigeria international did not join his new team-mates in Marbella for the club’s warm-weather training camp, however, due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak in China.
“Yeah, he is going to travel with us. We will just see his fitness work this week and I think we will get him sharp.
“We want to integrate him as quickly as we can because, of course, he is desperate to play for us.”
When asked how the rest of the squad have been progressing in Spain during the Premier League’s winter break, Solskjaer responded: “Yeah, it’s very good. I think the boys enjoyed a break, they needed a break, but now they are back, focused and they have been working well.
“Of course with the weather back home as well, this has been an even bigger plus for us. Being in Europe, because the travel isn’t too far, is also a good point because we don’t have too many days before we have to go back and get ready for Chelsea.”
The 30-year-old has been undertaking fitness sessions with performance coach Wayne Richardson in Manchester.
Solskjaer has now revealed that Ighalo could be in line to make his debut against Chelsea, insisting he will be brought up to speed by the club’s fitness staff over the next few days.