Odion Ighalo: Nigerian star fights fitness with Great Britain's Taekwondo squad

Odion Ighalo: Nigerian star fights fitness with Great Britain's Taekwondo squad

- Odion Ighalo has teamed up with Great Britain's Taekwondo squad ahead of his debut

- The Nigerian forward joined United on a deadline day from the Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua

- Ighalo's first spell in Premier League was with Watford between 2014 and 2017, where he netted 39 goals

Odion Ighalo has sought the help of Great Britain's Olympic squad to help him get back to fitness ahead of his much-anticipated debut for the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

The 30-year-old AFCON Golden boot winner completed a dream sensational EPL return after agreeing to terms with the Old Trafford outfits, albeit without no option of purchase at the end of the season.

Ighalo becomes the first Nigerian to don and play for the Old Trafford outfits after a six-month deal from Shanghai Shenhua, with United paying a loan fee between £2 million and £4 million for the Nigerian star.

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The 30-year-old was brought in as back up for injured Marcus Rashford who suffered back injury in their FA Cup win against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Ahead of his Manchester United clash against Chelsea on Monday, February 17, scheduled after the winter break, the deadline day signing has teamed up with the squad preparing for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Ighalo's performance was more than impressive for performance coach Wayne Richardson who described the 30-year-old star's coming to fitness as unimaginable.

''From the moment he [Ighalo] has stepped through the door, he is one of the few players who has blown me away with his determination, drive and willingness,” Richardson said.

''He’s been doing double sessions and we’ve had to hold him back a bit and monitor him because he has fire in his stomach as a professional.”

Ighalo's first spell in EPL was with Watford between 2014 and 2017. He netted 39 goals in 99 appearances for the Hornets.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Nigerian football star Odion Ighalo has taken to social media to share an awesome photo of his first visit to Old Trafford seven years ago to watch Manchester United game.

His move to Manchester United is still being celebrated by millions of Nigerian football fans as many are now supporting the Red Devils because of Ighalo.

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