Newcastle vs Man Utd: Why EPL might block Cavani from making debut

Edinson Cavani looks set to miss Manchester United’s next Premier League fixture against Newcastle, as he will still be quarantining, the UK Times reports.....

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Edinson Cavani looks set to miss Manchester United’s next Premier League fixture against Newcastle, as he will still be quarantining, the UK Times reports.

 

The Uruguayan striker, who joined the club as a free agent this summer, does not meet the criteria for elite athlete exemption.

 

While most new arrivals to the Premier League are free to link up with their clubs immediately, Cavani’s situation is different, because he has not been part of a secure bubble.

 

The 33-year-old has been mixing with the general population of Paris for months and not been getting tested regularly in a secure environment, which means government rules apply to him.

 

United are still seeking clarification on the matter, but under current regulations, he will need to quarantine for 14 days.

 

Cavani is currently doing so right now, with his period having begun on Sunday when he arrived in Manchester.

 

United’s next game is on Saturday, October 17 at St James’ Park, which comes just too soon for Cavani to be involved, if he definitely needs to fulfil the full two-week quarantine.

 

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