Man Utd confirm Edinson Cavani is out of Newcastle clash as debut date is decided

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2020 by

Edinson Cavani will not be available for Manchester United this weekend for the trip to Newcastle due to quarantine regulations, the club have confirmed. Supporters were hoping to see their new signing 'El Matador' in action at St James' Park on Saturday afternoon but they will now have to wait until at least Tuesday (October 20), when United take on Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League campaign opener.

Of course, that means there is added spice for Cavani, who will be making his return to the Parc des Princes where he spent seven years.

Cavani left PSG earlier this year, after failing to agree a short-term contract extension to finish their season following the postponement of Ligue 1.

The Uruguay international is the club's record goalscorer having found the net 200 times following his arrival from Napoli in 2013.

Now Cavani will be out to make a statement against his former side, should he receive the nod from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Man Utd confirm Edinson Cavani is out of Newcastle clash as debut date is decided
Edinson Cavani will not make his Man Utd debut this weekend at Newcastle (Image: Man Utd)

United have confirmed via their website, that the 33-year-old is still in isolation due to COVID-19 guidelines.

If deemed fit, he will could be in line for his debut next week in France as United mark their Champions League return following last season's Europa League exploits.

Cavani recently confirmed that he's had to put his Manchester house hunt on hold while he completes his period of isolation.

"We’re actually about to look for a place right now," he said. "But for now we are in a house which the club have provided while we go through our quarantine.

"We’ll be looking for a property where we can have access to the countryside and enough space for when we have our pets with us. So we can enjoy what’s going to be our new life in Manchester, this new chapter in our lives.

"So, I’m very positive and really excited, and I can’t wait to be able to get started, and start training and preparing at the club’s training ground, ahead of pulling on that shirt.”

United will also be without fellow striker Anthony Martial for the trip to Tyneside.

The Frenchman was shown a straight red card for violent conduct following handbags with Erik Lamela in the 6-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

Marcus Rashford could find himself playing through the middle again with Daniel James expected to return to the side.

Solskjaer will relish the prospect of having all of his attacking options available.

Martial is set for a three-match ban and will have to battle veteran Cavani for the No 9 spot.

United's new No 7 has not joined the club to make up the numbers and he will be targeting a starting berth following a prolonged period of time on the bench at PSG.

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