Why Edinson Cavani is not in Man United’s squad to face Newcastle

Why Edinson Cavani is not in Man United’s squad to face Newcastle


An explanation for the absence of Edinson Cavani from Manchester United’s matchday squad to face Newcastle United on Saturday has been forthcoming.

CR7 steals the headlines

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are of course currently locked in action at Old Trafford.

In their first outing on the back of the international break, the Red Devils play host to Steve Bruce’s Newcastle, aiming to leapfrog Tottenham at the summit of the English top-flight table.

And, as things stand in Manchester, all three points are precisely what United are headed towards.

Almost as if written in the stars, Cristiano Ronaldo has netted on his 2nd Reds debut, grabbing the headlines as only he can.

After Mason Greenwood directed a fizzing effort at the Newcastle goal on the stroke of the interval, Freddie Woodman spilled the ball into the path of the arriving Portuguese, who made no mistake from just a couple of yards out:

Cavani misses out

Whilst Ronaldo’s name takes centre stage amid the ongoing action at Old Trafford, though, it was the absence of another United attacker which in fact piqued attentions ahead of kick-off this afternoon.

The player in question? Edinson Cavani.

Having failed to step foot on the pitch thus far in 2021/22 on the back of a late return from his summer vacation, hitman Cavani was, at the very least, expected to take his place on the bench versus Newcastle.

His complete matchday omission therefore came as quite the surprise.

As outlined above, though, an explanation for the ex-Napoli man missing out once again today has since been provided.

Speaking to the media at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed that Cavani is ‘still not ready’ to feature, having picked up a ‘knock’ in training during the week:

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