Man Utd ‘worry’ as UK quarantine rules could see Cavani miss out

Man Utd are worried that UK quarantine rules could see new signing Edinson Cavani miss their next fixture against Newcastle United, according to a report.

The Red Devils snapped up Uruguay striker Cavani on a free transfer on deadline day following his release by Paris Saint-Germain earlier in the summer.

The 33-year-old, who signed a 12-month deal with the option to extend for a further year, has scored 341 goals in 556 matches since moving to Europe in 2007 for Palermo, Napoli and PSG, where he won six league titles.

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Cavani is the most prolific striker in PSG history with 200 goals and one of his first games could be against his former employers after Man Utd were drawn in the same Champions League group as the French giants.

Cavani, who has scored 50 times for Uruguay in 116 appearances, has not played since March and there could be a delay to him making his debut for the Red Devils.

The Times claims that ther is a ‘worry’ at Man Utd that Cavani may have to skip their next Premier League game ‘because he is in quarantine’.

Since leaving PSG, Cavani has been living in France apart from a ‘brief holiday in Ibiza’ and ‘under government regulations anyone arriving into the UK from France has to quarantine for 14 days’.

That will mean that Cavani will be unable by law to leave his new home until the day after the Red Devils face Newcastle in the Premier League on October 17.

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The Times state: ‘There is an exemption for elite athletes but that rule only usually applies if the player enters the UK from a secure bubble where they are regularly tested.’

However, they add that Cavani ‘is unlikely to be exempt’ as he has been ‘mixing with the general population of Paris’.


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