Manchester United ‘trying to clarify whether Edinson Cavani has to quarantine for 14 days’… with new signing currently set to miss potential debut against Newcastle
- Manchester United’s next game is against Newcastle United next Saturday
- But new signing Edinson Cavani looks set to miss that match due to self-isolation
- Cavani has to quarantine for two weeks after his arrival in the UK on Sunday
- But United are establishing whether a loophole can mean Cavani can play sooner
Manchester United are hoping for a loophole which means star signing Edinson Cavani will not have to self-isolate for 14 days, according to reports.
Currently, due to not being in an elite athletes bubble and living amongst the general public, the Uruguayan has to quarantine for two weeks – meaning he will miss United’s Premier League clash against Newcastle next Saturday.
Under UK government guidelines, anyone arriving in the country from France has to self-isolate for 14 days, which would see Cavani having to delay his involvement until October 19, but United are asking questions to see if the striker can join up with his team-mates sooner.
Edinson Cavani has to self-isolate for 14 days and he looks set to miss Man Utd’s next game
But the Red Devils are looking to see if any loophole means Cavani can train and play sooner
According to The Sun, United are trying to clarify if Cavani does indeed have to experience two weeks in isolation and whether if the regulation can be bypassed somehow.
Cavani has revealed that he and his partner, Jocelyn Burgardt, have tested positive for coronavirus, and he has not been a part of an elite athlete bubble since leaving PSG in June.
Having arrived in England on Sunday and now self-isolating at home for a fortnight, Cavani is set to miss United’s next game against Newcastle on Saturday, October 17.
He will only be able to train for the first time with his new team-mates on Monday, October 19 – just a day before the Red Devils’ Champions League tie against his former club in Paris.
Cavani put pen to paper on transfer deadline day – but is currently set to see his debut delayed
Cavani revealed on Tuesday that he and his girlfriend tested contracted the virus over a month ago, following a holiday in Ibiza with former PSG team-mates Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes.
Cavani and Burgardt went on to make full recoveries before saying he nearly considered quitting football.
‘Your family’s health comes first,’ Cavani told Argentine radio program Dos de Punta.
The 33-year-old Uruguayan and model girlfriend Jocelyn Burgardt contracted coronavirus
‘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.
‘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.’