Edinson Cavani will have to wait to make his Manchester United debut as he will miss Newcastle’s upcoming match due to a 14-day quarantine period.
The ban means he will need to self-isolate for two weeks following his transfer deadline day move to Old Trafford, meaning he will miss the Red Devils’ fourth Premier League game of the season. will not be available.
So a trip to St James’ Park on October 17 is out of the question. According to the Daily Mail, it also means his debut could come just four days later, when United fly across the Channel to face his former club Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League group stage. will
Cavani is the all-time leading goalscorer in Les Parisiens’ history with 200 goals, but has been without a club since his contract expired at the end of PSG’s European campaign in August – prompting him to move to a new club. has been set free.
It was an offer United did not turn down, signing him up on a one-year deal with the option of a second and handing him the legendary number seven shirt – which has been a curse in recent years.
The 33-year-old is well aware of the need for quarantine, having tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the year. It was a period of reflection for the striker, who admitted he considered retirement at the time.
He said: “Of course, I thought about quitting football. It’s true that I considered that option and the possibility of stopping the game and devoting my life to the countryside.”
Opting against the decision, he will now be tasked with helping United climb the Premier League table after an indifferent start to the season, which has seen them pick up four points from their opening three Premier League matches.
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