16. Odion Ighalo’s Debut
Manchester United was desperate to sign a forward in January’s transfer window. After a longterm injury to their star striker Marcus Rashford, they were in dire straits. This led them to the shock loan signing of Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua. You can see where we’re going with this.
United told Ighalo to stay away from the training ground for two weeks. He trained at the National Taekwondo Center during the incubation period. Since then, Ighalo has both played and scored for United. But it shows how the coronavirus can affect sports in different ways.