Man United Star Edinson Cavani To Miss Out Of The Manchester Derby After A Late Injury In Training

Manchester United star Edinson Cavani will miss the Manchester derby on Saturday after he reportedly pick up an injury during the 3-0 win over Tottenham last Saturday.

Cavani scored the second goal on the day as he started upfront alongside Cristiano Ronaldo during United's victory over Tottenham. He also managed to come in as a  subtitute to replace Marcus Rashford against Atalanta on Tuesday night.

The Uruguayan will reportedly join Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane on the sidelines, as a under pressure Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces another selection crisis ahead of their blockbuster clash with Pep Guardiola's side at Old Trafford.

It happened that the injury news cames shortly after Cavani was left out of Uruguay's squad for the upcoming international break, and Uruguayan reporter Rodrigo Romano tweeted: "He will not play tomorrow. It will not be in order. He has had a very severe pain in a tendon for two days. 

"That was the pain he felt after playing 80 minutes against Tottenham and that did not let him start against Atalanta. He is in recovery. He does not play tomorrow. DOES NOT PLAY TOMORROW."

The 34-year-old had dropped a major hint about being eager to play in Saturday's 186th Manchester derby, but the injury looks likely to rule him out of one of United's biggest games of the season.

Cavani knows all too well about the significance of derbies and the veteran striker has made no secret of his desire to be involved in such a big occasion, presumably from the first whistle.

Due to a combination of injuries and suspension, Cavani managed to miss all three of the matches against the Cityzens last season.

“I understand perfectly well what these games mean, and I feel just how significant a derby is for a club and its fan-base,” Cavani told United Review .

“I think there are some games that are really special, because of all the history behind them and the rivalry that exists with the other club.

“They are the kind of games that I think everyone, including me at least, wants to be involved in, because they are very special occasions. Games that remain part of history and stay in everyone’s memory.”

“I have one or two memories of other derbies I’ve played in, such as PSG-Marseille, where I’ve been fortunate enough to get on the scoresheet,” the Uruguayan added.

You can feel the joy you experience and the passion you feel the moment you score.

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