Loading… Manchester United are relaxed about the transfer issues surrounding Odion Ighalo’s future at Old Trafford because of one player at the club. Odion Ighalo believes football must come secondary to health amid the coronavirus crisis Manchester United are relaxed about the prospect of losing Odion Ighalo back to his parent club Shanghai Shenhua next week because Marcus Rashford has resumed training again. Ighalo has performed well during his loan at United and has scored four goals in eight appearances in all competitions. The 30-year-old Nigerian international joined on a six-month loan deal in January from Shanghai Shenhua. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left shorthanded in attack after Rashford suffered a back injury against Wolves after coming on as a substitute. It was a costly decision for the Norweigan as the 22-year-old has not played since the third round FA Cup clash on January 15. United then paid Shanghai Shenhua a reported £3million to take Ighalo on loan on deadline day. The Red Devils would like to extend his current loan spell until the end of the season, however, Shanghai Shenhua will only allow this if they sign him on a permanent deal, with the Chinese club setting a price of around £20m. United appear unwilling to meet this valuation and according to Sky Sports, the club are relaxed about the situation because Rashford has now resumed training. “As far as Ighalo goes, I think there is a relaxed mood from Manchester United,” Sky Sports reporter James Cooper said outside the club’s Carrington training complex. “The facts of the matter are that his contract comes to end next Friday, May 31. “There is a will from Manchester United to keep the player, I think equally Shanghai Shenhua would like the player back in China playing for them. Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Now7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art “The relaxed attitude that comes from Manchester United, is that Marcus Rashford is now fit and so there is less need for Ighalo. “But I think all things being equal United would like to keep him.” The current suspension of football has not only allowed Rashford time to recover, but also Paul Pogba. The 27-year-old has faced the majority of this campaign on the sidelines as an ankle injury has limited him to just eight appearances in all competitions. United are currently fifth in the league and are three points off fourth-placed Chelsea. They are also facing a FA Cup quarter-finals match against Norwich City and have a 5-0 first-leg lead over LASK in the Round of 16 in the Europa League. However, United are confident both Rashford and Pogba will be fit and ready to play when the season resumes. “The other benefit of course of this long break is that Paul Pogba is fit and ready,” Cooper added. read also:Odion Ighalo opens up on Manchester United future “United went into this break on an 11-game unbeaten run and you’ve got to say they are probably in finer fettle, in terms of personnel, than they were when coronavirus wasn’t amongst us. “So Ighalo up in the air, but with Rashford and Pogba back, Manchester United are enjoying the sunshine.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 read more


first_imgTOTTENHAM stars showed their support for under-fire Mauricio Pochettino by treating him to a slap-up meal at a posh Mayfair restaurant.Struggling Spurs players texted the Argentine boss asking him to meet them at Novikov – a favourite dining spot for millionaire Premier League footballers.8 Contract rebel Christian Eriksen was in attendanceCredit: BackGrid8 Tottenham stars invited boss Mauricio Pochettino out for a plush mealCredit: BackGridPoch’s future and morale among the squad has been heavily called into question this season following a worrying drop in form.Last weekend’s draw at home to Watford left them 13 points adrift of Liverpool after just nine matches.But they bounced back with a bang in the Champions League by thrashing Red Star 5-0 on Tuesday.And any talk of the players’ commitment to their manager was quashed as they gathered together for a team bonding meal.Star players Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, contract rebel Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela were all in attendance.Last week, Poch revealed: “When you receive a text from the players inviting you and the coaching staff for a dinner one of two things can happen.“It is either because they want to say goodbye or because they feel that they love you and want to show that they are with you.“And I think it’s the second.“If they were going to say goodbye to me, they would do it here – not at a dinner.”Dele Alli also echoed the manager’s claims by insisting the players are “1,000 per cent” behind the boss.Asked whether the players are still behind their gaffer, Dele said: “Yeah, 1,000 per cent.”A lot of us would not be where we are now if it was not for him. All we can do is thank him.8most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on itACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one“We have always trusted him 100 per cent and we are going to keep doing that. We are a team.”When things are not going our way it is easy for people to try and get at the manager but we need to look at ourselves as players.”We’re doing that and we are going to keep working hard.”8 Captain Harry Kane is trying to spearhead Tottenham’s revivalCredit: BackGrid8 Playmaker Dele Alli insists the players are behind the managerCredit: Splash News8 Son turned up wearing a fancy full-length jacketCredit: BackGrid8 Serge Aurier has struggled to impress the manager this seasonCredit: BackGrid8 Erik Lamela has been handed plenty of game time this seasonCredit: BackGridRed Star Belgrade fans make it into the Tottenham Hotspur stadium despite being banned by UEFA for racist chantinglast_img read more