Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani had to be substituted 30 minutes into Uruguay’s 2-0 win over Chile last night after sustaining a calf injury.
The 35-year-old had just returned from a groin problem before the international break, making substitute appearances against Tottenham and Atletico Madrid, but he may now be set for another spell on the sidelines.
Supporters on Twitter are annoyed at this latest fitness setback and they believe Cavani has not been value for money since the club gave him a new one-year contract in the summer:
That sums it up, Edi was a huge mistake
— emmanuel John (@ehimajay) March 30, 2022
I doubt he’ll play for us again.
— Tommy (@Bananflotte) March 30, 2022
That’s him off for another 6 weeks holiday
— Billy Murphy (@BillyMu95956577) March 30, 2022
Shock not see him till last game of season now #MUFC
— Stefan J Pilter (@pilter22) March 30, 2022
This guy will go to another club next year and will play regular 😁
— ALAGA OG of 🇨🇦 (@AlagaOg) March 30, 2022
The new Phil Jones , mans just about for vibes now
— Kilooooo (@kyletheone2008) March 30, 2022
surprised – nope
— Discovering Puerto Rico (@coqui2008) March 30, 2022
What a shock
— david mitchell (@mitchell340_) March 30, 2022
He ain’t playing again this season.
— Memphis (@GTL94) March 30, 2022
Cavani really has found it hard to stay fit during his second season with the Red Devils. This is the FOURTH time that the Uruguayan has broken down since August and that doesn’t count his late return to preseason.
It is not surprising to hear reports that United are not even considering offering him another extension, with the player now likely to move to Spain at the end of the campaign.