Edinson Cavani is set to miss Manchester United’s game against Newcastle United this weekend.
The Uruguay star, who was signed on transfer deadline day, comes to Old Trafford with experience aplenty. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer won’t have him available this weekend.
According to the BBC, United are set to be without their new signing for the Newcastle game due to self-isolation rules and protocol.
Apparently, Cavani hasn’t been part of the ‘elite athlete bubble’ since June, meaning he had to self-isolate for fourteen days before joining.
There is some good news, though, as Cavani will be available for selection for the Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain next midweek. That just so happens to be his former club…
It’s worth noting that Cavani hasn’t been in training for a number of months. So whether he’ll even be available to take on PSG is a different matter altogether.
For United, it’s about getting Cavani up to speed as quickly as possible. After all, the 20-time Premier League champions need all the help they can get at the moment.
So who plays at striker against Newcastle?
Don’t forget that Anthony Martial is serving a three-game suspension, while Cavani is now ruled out. In terms of options, Solskjaer only has a few…
The first is Odion Ighalo. However, the Nigerian has been pretty underwhelming after starting his Manchester United career like a house on fire.
Second is Marcus Rashford, who started his career as a striker. I still feel he’s best-suited to playing out on the left-wing, though.
Finally, we have Mason Greenwood. Honestly, this young lad is born to lead the line so why not give him his chance against Newcastle this weekend? He definitely deserves it…
In regards to Edinson Cavani, it’s a waiting game to see how long it takes him to get back up to speed, though we won’t be seeing him against Newcastle United.