The previous PSG striker should wait a bit longer for his Crimson Devils bow as he’s pressured to observe authorities steerage amid the Covid-19 pandemic
Edinson Cavani is not going to be obtainable for Manchester United’s subsequent recreation in opposition to Newcastle because the striker has been pressured to self-isolate.
United completed the signing of the 33-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain striker on deadline day and it looked like a timely acquisition, given the absence of the suspended Anthony Martial following his red card against Tottenham.
Nonetheless, Cavani is not going to be obtainable for the fixture on October 17 as he’s pressured to self-isolate for 14 days according to the federal government’s Covid-19 quarantine guidelines.
There’s an exemption in place for elite athletes however that rule solely applies if the participant enters the UK from a safe bubble the place they’re repeatedly examined.
Certainly, any gamers coming back from worldwide obligation can be effective to return to coaching and won’t must quarantine.
It’s understood that United sought clarification from the federal government over the principles and, given Cavani has not been in any sort of bubble, he’s required to observe the isolation programme.
His 14-day isolation interval will finish on October 18, the day after United face Newcastle within the Premier League, and he ought to due to this fact be obtainable to face former membership PSG within the Champions League.
One other deadline-day signing Alex Telles is presently away with the Brazil nationwide workforce and won’t face the identical restrictions as Cavani as he’s in an elite bubble.
Cavani has been given the famed No.7 shirt following his arrival at Outdated Trafford and is trying ahead to enjoying in entrance of the membership’s followers.
“I’ve performed in entrance of a number of the most passionate supporters in soccer throughout my profession and I do know that it will likely be the identical in Manchester,” he mentioned.
“I can not wait to expertise the Outdated Trafford environment, when it’s secure for the followers to return. My dialog with the supervisor has elevated my want to put on this lovely shirt.”
United can be trying to bounce again from their humiliating 6-1 defeat to Tottenham once they face Steve Bruce’s facet, with both Marcus Rashford or Odion Ighalo set to guide the road at St James’ Park.