Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo hopes to be back playing football in three weeks after Premier League football was initially postponed until April 3 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The overwhelming sentiment is that a return will not likely be before May, with a Premier League emergency meeting set to take place on Thursday to establish plans for the remainder of the season.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he is already recovering from Covid-19 having tested positive on Thursday, a diagnosis which was the catalyst to the Premier League season’s suspension.
Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi also tested positive for Covid-19, and is recovering well in isolation.
Ighalo on Saturday took to Twitter to deliver a hopeful message of a quick return.
“See you guys in 3 weeks, pls [sic] be safe,” said the 30-year-old.
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The striker arrived at United on loan from Chinese Super League club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua in early February and was initially ineligible to play, having to self-isolate under the government’s precautionary procedures.
Ighalo has subsequently been in terrific form for United with four goals to his name, including a stunning strike against LASK in front of an empty stadium as the Red Devils ran out 5-0 winners in Austria in their final game being both domestic and European games were postponed.
As it stands, United sit fifth in the table and firmly in the hunt for a Champions League place, although it remains to be seen whether the current campaign will be concluded.
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