Cavani may miss Man Utd’s clash with Newcastle as debut potentially delayed

Edinson Cavani may have to wait a little while longer than he would have hoped for his Man Utd debut as he could be ruled out of their upcoming clash with Newcastle.

Mirror Football reported United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was hoping to throw Cavani straight in for the first fixture back after the international break, with Red Devils striker Anthony Martial suspended.

However, according to The Times , Cavani could miss the trip to St James' Park on October 17 as he has been forced to quarantine following his arrival from Paris.

The 33-year-old completed his move to United on transfer deadline day, but must now undergo a period of 14 days self-isolation in accordance with Government guidelines for anyone travelling to the UK from France.

That would take him up to the day after United's visit to Newcastle, possibly making him ineligible for the encounter.

United are expected to raise the issue with the relevant authorities to see if they can gain special dispensation for Cavani to take part in the match.

Most elite athletes are exempt from the ruling, but Cavani has until Monday been a free agent following his release by PSG in June, meaning he may be forced to co-operate and shield away for the full quarantine period.

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Cavani and his wife have even tested positive for coronavirus recently and the striker admitted the ordeal had made him consider hanging up his boots altogether.

"Your family's health comes first," Cavani told Argentine radio program Dos de Punta. "Of course I considered the idea of ​​quitting football.

"It is true that I managed that option and that possibility to stop playing and stay in the countryside, dedicate myself to my life in the countryside."

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He added: "We have suffered through the coronavirus with my family and with my girlfriend.

"The truth is that it was bad because of the fear that it awakens. Thank God we recovered well and evolved well and here we are."

It would come as a blow to Solskjaer if Cavani were unable to play given he is already without Martial, though Mason Greenwood would likely play through the middle instead.

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