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Ighalo refuses to discuss Man United future

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Odion Ighalo feels it would be inconsiderate from him to talk about a new contract with Manchester United amid the coronavirus crisis.

On Friday, the FA announced that all football competitions in England will remain suspended until at least April 30, pushing the date further back to the previous set April 3.

Footballers seek refuge in their homes and so do the general public as schools, hospitals, and any place of public gathering has been closed down in the battle against the spread of coronavirus.

Meanwhile, having already scored four goals, Odion Ighalo has impressed the fans in the short time that he has been in Manchester United so far. While initially signed on loan, his form is reported to have convinced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to make his signing permanent.

But the 30-year old striker says now is not the time to discuss such things.

“Talking about other things now will not only be selfish but terribly insensitive. I don’t even think about it,” Ighalo told The Sun.

“The challenge before us now is not a football one, but a global one.

“You can’t put football before health challenges. What matters right now is to keep safe and pray for those battling with the virus to recover fully. This is another reminder for us to share love in this world.”