The Nigerial only joined United a week ago.
Now he is set to debut for his new side.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed surprise signing Odion Ighalo is in line to play for Manchester United against Chelsea. The Shanghai Shenhua loanee was a surprise deadline-day addition at Old Trafford, with Solskjaer’s attacking options depleted in the absence of the injured Marcus Rashford.
“He [Ighalo] is going to travel with us [to Chelsea],” Solskjaer told the club’s official website on Tuesday. “We will just see his fitness work this week and I think we will get him sharp. We want to integrate him as quickly as we can because, of course, he is desperate to play for us.”
Ighalo has been training on his own in Manchester while the squad has been in Spain due to concerns over him not being allowed back in the UK due to increased travel restrictions over coronavirus.
Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial are United’s other forward options for the game at Chelsea and the latter has been looking jaded in recent games as he has had no rest with Rashford’s injury.