Odion Ighalo: 'I never said he was going to be ready' - Solskjaer

Odion Ighalo: 'I never said he was going to be ready' - Solskjaer

- Odion Ighalo may not be handed his debut against Man United at Stamford Bridge, according to Solskjaer

- The Norwegian manager claims he will not guarantee the Nigerian striker will be available for the crucial match against the Blues

- The Reds Devils will close the gap to Chelsea to three points if they emerge victorious in the league clash

Odion Ighalo's dream of making his Man United debut against Chelsea may have hit the rocks following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's recent comments.

The Red Devils will file out against the Blues in a what promises to be a blockbuster match at Stamford Bridge on Monday, 17 February, 2020.

And Solskjaer's recent comments suggests that the 30-year-old is guaranteed a spot in his 18-man squad ahead of the cracker against the London club.

"I never said he was going to be ready to play on Monday (against Chelsea), he will involved with us and he'll travel down with us," Solskjaer told Sky Sports.

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"And obviously he is now out of that two-week period of precaution, so he will travel with us let's see if he would be involved or not.

"We've kept in touch with him. We'e done our program and he's done his. And it was gonna be a case of him integrate into the group.

"He needs to get used to the players and the team as quick as he can and he's been working really hard and pinching himself a times because he's now at his favourite club at the age of 30.

"But he has earned that one and hopefully he could impress us that much so we could see him play."

United have been handed a golden opportunity to make the Premier League top four after their neighbors were from participating European competitions for two years.

And a victory for Solskjaer's men will keep them within three-points off their opponents and continue to be in contention for a Champions League place.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas has tipped Chelsea to secure a crucial victory over Man United when the two sides face off in the Premier League.

Chelsea have been in brilliant shape this season under the tutelage of Frank Lampard and welcome struggling Man United at Stamford Bridge in a defining EPL clash on Monday night, February 17.

The Blues currently remain fourth on the log despite a recent slump as they push to seal a place in the Champions League.

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