Edinson Cavani unable to make his Manchester United debut at Newcastle as club confirm he is still in self-isolation after arrival from PSG… but striker WILL be able to play against his old side in the Champions League
- Edinson Cavani joined Manchester United from PSG on transfer deadline day
- Coronavirus regulations mean he will miss the trip to Newcastle this weekend
- He is still in self-isolation but will be available to face his old side PSG next week
- Anthony Martial is also out this weekend as he begins his three-game suspension
Manchester United will be without new signing Edinson Cavani for their trip to Newcastle on Saturday, with the Uruguayan forced to quarantine following his arrival in the UK.
Cavani arrived from PSG at the end of the transfer window, and is still undergoing a period of self-isolation due to the coronavirus guidelines.
The striker, 33, will be available to make his debut against his old side PSG on Tuesday though, if deemed fit enough to play.
Edinson Cavani is training at home as he self-isolates following his arrival from PSG last week
Cavani could make his debut against his old side PSG next week in the Champions League
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is handed a further attacking headache with the fact that Anthony Martial will begin his three-match domestic suspension this week after his red card against Tottenham.
He will also sit out the home games against Chelsea and Arsenal, a vital few games for the embattled manager.
United lost 6-1 at home to Tottenham last time out, and they will be desperate to bounce back with a victory on Tyneside this weekend.
Anthony Martial will begin his three-match suspension after being sent off against Tottenham
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing a selection headache with both Cavani and Martial missing out
Cavani has been pictured training at home this weekend as he bids to be ready for match action as soon as the Covid guidelines allow.
After spending seven years at PSG, it is perhaps fitting that his first appearance for United could be back at the Parc des Princes against them.
The 33-year-old Uruguayan netted a total of 200 goals in 301 matches for the French giants, before heading for pastures new in the Premier League.
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