Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks on playing Odion Ighalo and Bruno Fernandes against Chelsea when Premier League resumes after winter break this coming weekend.
The 30-year-old Nigerian striker completes his move to Old Trafford on transfer deadline day from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua as he realizing a life-long dream in the process.
Ighalo is desperate to get started for Manchester United when his new side travels to Stamford Bridge on February 17 to face Chelsea for the battle of the top race despite he did not head to Spain with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad because of the coronavirus outbreak.
He also said that midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has a lot of attributes that the Red Devils will get used to ahead of their clash with Frank Lampard’s side, adding that he is pleased with the former Sporting Lisbon star.
“Yes, Ighalo is going to travel with us to Chelsea,” Solskjaer told Man United’s official website at the Marbella Football Centre.
“We will assess his fitness work this week, and I believe we will get him sharp and ready to face Chelsea.”Ighalo is desperate to play, and we want to integrate him as quickly as possible.”
Speaking on Bruno Fernandes, the Norwegian added: “Fernandes is an outstanding footballer, and he is quicker than many other players in the team.
“I am pleased with his deliveries, passing, movements, and the way he is enjoying himself in the team.”He has a lot of attributes that we are going to get used to going forward.
“And I’m sure he will also get used to us too.”
The match is scheduled at 9 pm.