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Reports: Ighalo Isolated From Man Utd Camp Over Coronavirus Fears

After joining Manchester United from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua last month, Odion Ighalo has reportedly been made to train separately from the team amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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Former Nigeria international Ighalo joined United on loan for the remainder of the season on the final day of the January transfer window, but has not yet been allowed to train with his new teammates due to fears surrounding the novel coronavirus, which originated in China. 

According to ESPN, the 30-year-old has been told to train away from the club's Carrington training base, and has instead been working out at the National Taekwondo Centre, next door to Manchester City's Etihad Stadium.

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Ighalo is nonetheless expected to make his debut for the Red Devils in the coming days, with the temporary "quarantine" seen only as a precaution against the outbreak that has already claimed more than 1 300 lives worldwide. 

The former Watford forward will see out what has been described as a "14-day incubation period" before being allowed to join up with the rest of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad. 

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The Manchester giants' next fixture is against rivals Chelsea in the Premier League, with the match taking place on Monday, 17 February.

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