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BY: OLATOYE OLAWALE

Odion Ighalo primed to feature for Manchester United against FC Copenhagen in tonight Europa League winner takes all quarter-final clash in Cologne, is potentially facing a 13-day lockdown in Germany.

If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men beat the Danish side today at the Rhein Energie Stadium and go all the way to final, they would be in the lockdown for 13 days because of the fear of Covid19. 

This will be the second time Ighalo who is on loan till end of January will go through the process after his first experience when he joined the Red Devils fresh from China on mid-season transfer last January.

The AFCON 2019 highest goalscorer was placed on a 14-day quarantine for fear of Covid-19 before he joined the rest of United players in his first loan spell. 

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The final of the Europa was originally supposed to be held in Gdansk, Poland, but that has been pushed back to next year with Germany seen as an ideal country to host the new knockout format adopted to conclude the season disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The former Super Eagles forward has started each of the last three games contested by Manchester United in the Europa League - Club Brugge (home) and in the home and away legs against LASK of Austria. He was on the scorer's sheet away in Austria before the lockdown.

The Red Devils' win against the Danish Superliga powerhouse would see them face either Wolverhampton Wanderers or Sevilla in the semifinal and hope to lift the trophy

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