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Cavani out through injury suffered during International Break

Manchester United Training Session Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images

Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani is set to miss his second straight match for the Red Devils after picking up a knock in a behind-closed-doors friendly over the international break. Cavani missed action with Uruguay due to requests by the Premier League for players to avoid “red-list” countries over the break, but efforts to stay fresh with the rest of the squad proved detrimental.

Cavani was absent from the United squad for the 4-1 win over Newcastle United on Saturday, and has been left out of the squad traveling to Bern, Switzerland for the opening match of the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League campaign.

The news comes a bit under the radar given how much attention has been focused on Cristiano Ronaldo since his return to Old Trafford, but could be a bit worrying if he doesn’t make a return to action soon. Fortunately, striker is a position that United now have quite a bit of strength at.