Manchester United has confirmed Edinson Cavani will not be available to face Newcastle United on Saturday because protocols self-isolation after his arrival in France. (More Football News) Cavani signed for United on a free transfer at the deadline, but prevention guidelines coronavirus in the UK require people quarantined for 14 days upon arrival of certain foreign territories. Uruguayan striker came directly from France, one of the countries on the list, which means he has had to train in isolation since joining the club.
It was reported States sought clarification regarding a quarantine period of Cavani and have now confirmed Cavani, 33, will not be able to make the trip to Newcastle on Saturday.
A statement on the website United read: “Cavani is being forced to self-isolation due to COVID-19 guidelines, after their arrival in the country of France, which means it is unable to make its debut at the St James’ Park. “
Therefore, the debut of Cavani is likely to come against his former club Paris Saint-Germain, where he spent seven years and became the club’s all-time leading scorer. The absence of Cavani for the party weekend comes as an added blow given Anthony Martial – sent off in the 6-1 humiliation by Tottenham – is starting a three-game domestic ban.