Manchester United captain Harry Maguire and striker Edinson Cavani did not participate in training yesterday, according to reports in the local media.
There have been claims that Maguire is suffering with a foot injury, although the fact that he was playing for England on Wednesday may suggest he was simply having the day off.
In Cavani’s case, the 33-year-old was sent off playing for Uruguay on Tuesday night but the long haul flight back could be the logical explanation for why he wasn’t present at Carrington. Either way, fans on Twitter are slightly concerned about the pair’s absence:
Oh God please no.
— いち (@junko_mix) November 19, 2020
I’m gutted. I want a Slabhead goal. 😞
— Jordan ☄️ (@xfplmaestrox) November 19, 2020
Not Cavani ffs😭😭😭
— Poulsen (@BatofGotham6) November 19, 2020
Bruised foot from a game that happened 18 hours ago — makes sense why Harry didn’t train.
— ً (@utdrobbo) November 19, 2020
Why’s cavani absent tho
He got sent off in the last game😂
Man should be fit and running for our next game😂😂😂
— Vσ∂кα ƒℓιят (@_Chymaa) November 19, 2020
Personally I’m buzzing that Maguire has been brilliant for the best part of a month and now he’s injured. International break strikes again 👍
— James🇾🇪 (@jfsmith98) November 19, 2020
harry has been class, but he need to rest
— Abiias (@yaboiwawan) November 19, 2020
— You (@tikitaryan) November 19, 2020
— 🕸️ (@RuthIessUTD) November 19, 2020
I hate the international break
— Adahbia (@ammtounited) November 19, 2020
Is that them definitely out or can they still play
— SIR MARCUS ‘MBE’ RASHFORD SZN (@TROPIRECK) November 19, 2020
It could well be that both are back on the training pitch today, and we’ll probably know more very soon when manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer holds his press conference.
I would hazard a guess that Cavani’s long flight may hinder his chances of starting against West Brom tomorrow though so the best possible outcome for him is probably a place on the bench. For Maguire, it is hoped that the knock he may have picked up playing for England isn’t serious.