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Edinson Cavani could make Manchester United debut against Chelsea, reveals Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Edinson Cavani is lacking match fitness (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Edinson Cavani could make his debut for the club against Chelsea this weekend.

The Uruguayan signed a two-year deal with the Red Devils on deadline day and he was unable to make his debut in the win against Newcastle on Saturday as he was required to self-isolate for a fortnight due to Covid-19 protocols.

Cavani had been hoping to feature against his former club Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday but he’s had just two training sessions with the group and he was not part of the travelling squad that flew to Paris today.

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However, Solskjaer says he will assess Cavani’s condition when the side return to England later this week and says the former Napoli man could feature against Chelsea.

‘We hope the players won’t be away for too long. Edinson [Cavani] needs a few more days training before we can maybe think about the weekend [against Chelsea],’ said Solskjaer.

Manchester United Training Session
Cavani could make his debut against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

United took a depleted squad to the French capital with Eric Bailly, Mason Greenwood, Harry Maguire and Jesse Lingard all left out through injury.

Solskjaer is hopeful that Maguire will return in time for the visit of Frank Lampard’s side on Saturday but he’s unsure over the trio’s fitness.

‘Hopefully Harry [Maguire], Eric [Bailly]and Mason [Greenwood] as well, but not sure about that.’

With Maguire and Bailly missing, Axel Tuanzebe could feature for the first time since last December by partnering Victor Lindelof in defence.

Bruno Fernandes is set to captain the side in Maguire’s absence.

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