Premier League: Cavani to miss Manchester United's trip to Newcastle
13 Oct 2020: Premier League: Cavani to miss Manchester United's trip to Newcastle
Manchester United signed former Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani on transfer deadline day earlier this month.
The veteran Uruguayan star, who left PSG at the end of June, has signed a one-year contract.
However, Cavani is set to miss United's Premier League away tie against Newcastle United.
He is currently isolating after arriving at the club.
Here are further details.
Cavani: Cavani hasn't trained within a team group since March
As per the coronavirus protocols, Cavani had to enter into a period of self-isolation, which lasts 14 days, following his arrival from France on Sunday, October 4.
United face a crucial away test later this week.
However, he has not trained within a team group since March.
United: Problems for United ahead of the clash against Newcastle
United, who have started sluggishly in the 2020-21 season, will also be without regular forward Anthony Martial.
The Frenchman was shown a red card against Tottenham and will be missing action due to a suspension.
United will need to decide on their number nine.
They have Mason Greenwood and Odion Ighalo as options.
Cavani: Cavani will promise United fans goals aplenty
Cavani has scored 341 goals in 556 club matches, including a record 200 in 301 appearances for the French giants.
He has also scored 50 goals in 116 matches for Uruguay.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had said, "His (Cavani) goal-scoring record for club and country is fantastic and we are delighted to sign a player of his calibre."