MANCHESTER UNITED could be set to clash with Edinson Cavani, with Uruguay adamant that they will pick the striker for next week’s internationals.
The Premier League have ‘reluctantly’ banned all of its players from travelling to red list countries for international fixtures next month.
Uruguay are determined to have Edinson Cavani availableCredit: AFP
The Uruguayan appeared unimpressed by the Prem’s decision Fifa are desperate for the Prem to reconsider, even trying to enlist the help of Boris Johnson.
And so, it would appear, is Cavani.
When the Premier League announced its decision, the 34-year-old responded with a series of question marks on Instagram.
President of the Uruguayan Football Association Ignacio Alonso is refusing to back down.
He said: “The clubs are obliged to release the players [for Fifa dates] and cannot impose any sanction on the players [if they join their national teams].
“It seems to me that FIFPRO must show its voice on this issue.
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‘”Yesterday we spoke with [Oscar] Tabarez [Uruguay’s head coach] and tomorrow we will compose the squad list with all the players [from all leagues].
“The [plane] tickets are already booked. I spoke with Cavani and I believe that the solution will come.”
Uruguay are set to play three crucial World Cup qualifiers, travelling to Lima to face Peru on September 2, before home matches against Bolivia and Ecuador on September 5 and September 9 in Montevideo.
With both Peru and Uruguay on the Government’s red list, Cavani would be required to self-isolate for ten days upon his return.
This would see him ruled out of Man United’s Premier League clashes with Newcastle and West Ham.
The striker is yet to feature this season, having been granted extra leave following his Copa America exertions in the summer.
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Cavani, 34, is yet to feature for Man United this seasonCredit: Getty
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