This means that the Uruguayan can not make his debut against Newcastle United on October 17 because he has not been part of an elite athlete bubble, which is to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Cavani might therefore make his Manchester United debut against former club Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on October 20.
Having not been part of an elite athlete bubble, Cavani must then stick to the same quarantine rules as the general public. Since he arrived in England from France on Sunday, his 14-day quarantine would rule him out of United’s next Premier League fixture against Newcastle.
Also, he won’t be allowed to train with his new teammates. That also makes his availability for PSG clash an ambitious target.
Cavani may lack match fitness
Meanwhile, Cavani has not been training since leaving the Paris club. He might also be lacking the required match fitness as well.
Cavani has been given the No 7 shirt at the club after joining on a one-year deal, with an option to extend for a second.
“Clearly Edinson Cavani has the work-ethic, the hunger to be a success at Manchester United.
“He’s been impressed by the project he’s been offered by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and in return, Solskjaer has been impressed by Cavani,” Sky Sports News’ James Cooper.
Solskjaer, who recently spoke on the new signing, believes tha he will score goals and won’t sit on the bench. The Norwegian said he is someone who will deliver something they haven’t got with their other striking options.
“United are confident Cavani’s signing could have a similar effect to that of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who arrived in the summer of 2016 at the age of 34.
“They believe Cavani’s experience and credentials would encourage the development of Mason Greenwood while also providing support for Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, as well as adding a different attacking component for Solskjaer,” Cooper added.
Cavani is PSG’s all-time record goalscorer with 200 goals in 301 games across all competitions. He is in line to face them twice with Man United before Christmas in Group H.
He is expected to have a positive effect on the young players around him, especially in attack.
Having proved himself to be a poacher, he can score goals if he is served properly.
Cavani joined United alongside Alex Telles, and Facundo Pellistri on deadline day to beef up the United squad that was recently walloped by Tottenham Hotspur 6-1 at the Old Trafford.