The Sun of UK has pictured Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo who is hoping to keep his Manchester United dream alive despite hurdles presented by his Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua, as he trained with a mystery female partner as he exercised in a public park in Cheshire

The on-loan forward’s Old Trafford future is hanging in the balance with Shanghai Shenhua looking to snare the Nigerian back when his deal expires at the end of May.

On Monday the 30-year-old took to a local Cheshire park to get his sweat on with a mystery gal ahead of the top flight’s potential return on June 1.

The United star looked sharp and was dressed head to toe in Old Trafford gear, including his No.25 shorts.

In between various grueling training drills the loan ace chatted with the woman – who was also dressed in workout clothes.

The Nigeria marksman kindly took time out of his exercise session to sign an autograph for a fan who chucked a note pad and pen to the striker, while abiding by the strict social distancing rules.