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Man Utd evening headlines as Liverpool concern emerges, Ighalo transfer wish

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Here are your Manchester United evening headlines for Wednesday, January 13.

Ings test draws Liverpool concern

Liverpool have been handed a fresh Covid-19 concern after Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed his striker Danny Ings may have been contagious when playing against Jurgen Klopp’s side earlier this month.

The Saints forward, who used to play for Liverpool, will miss his side’s game against Leicester City this weekend after testing positive for the virus.

His last game was against his former side, scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory at St Mary’s on January 4.

Whilst Southampton have had no further positive cases, Hasenhuttl confirmed the Hampshire Live that the 28-year-old may have been contagious during the game, ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United on Sunday.

He said: “Danny Ings is out now. He is in self-isolation. This is not good.

“He may have been contagious against Liverpool but we have had no other positives since.”

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Ighalo reveals transfer wish

Odion Ighalo is keen to play in Major League Soccer before he retires with the end of his Manchester United loan deal approaching.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen to sign a striker last January and moved to bring Ighalo in on loan after missing out on Erling Haaland to Borussia Dortmund.

The Nigeria international made an instant impact at his boyhood club and saw his loan deal extended in the summer until January 31, 2021.

Solskjaer has confirmed Ighalo ‘s loan spell won’t be extended but heaped praise on the forward’s efforts during his time back in England.

Ighalo will return to parent club Shanghai Shenhua where he is under contract until 2021. However, the 31-year-old is keen to move to the United States before he hangs up his boots.

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Pogba is mobbed by United players

Manchester United secured a vital 1-0 victory over Burnley on Tuesday night to go top of the Premier League.

Paul Pogba scored the decisive goal in a hard-fought contest at Turf Moor, meaning United are now three points clear of Liverpool — who they face this weekend at Anfield.

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Sir Alex Ferguson pays emotional tribute to Rashford

Sir Alex Ferguson has paid an emotional tribute to Marcus Rashford after the Manchester United forward was honoured at the Football Writers’ Association annual tribute awards.

The 23-year-old has become the youngest ever recipient of the FWA tribute in recognition of his work to fight child poverty during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Rashford has utilised his platform to raise awareness about child poverty in the UK and teamed up with food waste charity FareShare to deliver meals to children who were no longer receiving free school meals.

Earlier this month the United forward used his personal social media profiles to criticise the ‘unacceptable’ food packages being sent to families, pressuring a government review of the way charity funding was being spent.

As well as his work around child hunger Rashord also used his profile to question the government’s plans of removing a Universal Credit payment uplift, while he also supported a campaign to get children reading as part of World Book Day.

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