According to the Telegraph, Manchester United loanee Odion Ighalo has been completing double training sessions alongside Great Britain’s Olympic Taekwondo team in a bid to reach fitness quicker amid his arrival at Old Trafford.
Ighalo has called on help from performance coach Wayne Richardson at Team GB’s Taekwondo training facility in Manchester.
The Telegraph add that Richardson has worked with former Man City star Mario Balotelli.
Ighalo’s dedication to get fit is impressive and it certainly bodes well to have a hard-working striker for the remainder of the season.
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The Nigerian forward has experienced life in the Premier League and will be keen to get back on the pitch, this time in a United shirt.
It’s been three years since he’s played top-flight football in England, so Ighalo is putting himself through his paces in attempt to hit the ground running after the winter break.
With Marcus Rashford ruled out for the long-term, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to sign an emergency striker in January, and we could have done a lot worse than Ighalo.