Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani may not make his debut against Newcastle on October 17th due to the UK’s COVID-19 quarantine rules, according to reports.
The Uruguayan international flew in to Manchester on Sunday and usually would be asked to self-isolate for 14 days, meaning he would miss the trip to St James’ Park.
However, United have asked the government for clarification on Cavani’s situation. The 33-year-old has already had the virus after picking it up on holiday in Ibiza during the summer. There have also been exceptions for quarantine that have been put in place for footballers.
If the forward is asked to stay away from the squad for two weeks, his debut would have to be delayed until October 20th, where coincidentally he would face his old club Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
A decision is expected shortly with Cavani training by himself in the meantime as a precaution.