Striker Edinson Cavani will be returning to Manchester on Thursday as he gears for the new season.
It will be two days before United takes Leeds in their opening game of the 2021/22 Premier League season. Reports indicate that the Uruguayan may need to isolate as per the quarantine restrictions imposed upon him.
Cavani has been on holiday since his country’s quarter-final exit in Copa America and will certainly miss United's opening game of the season as he is expected to be indoors for ten days before joining his teammates.
Uruguay is on the UK’s red list, which generally means anyone traveling from there would have to undergo a ten-day isolation period in a specialized facility.
Despite being injured for over two months last season, the 34-year-old scored 17 goals and stamped his authority in the starting eleven with the club extending his stay for another year after he had been linked with a move to Boca Juniors.
Cavani has been training hard during his time off and uploaded a video on Instagram showing his daily workout.
His absence will be a blow to United who has Marcus Rashford out after surgery and Anthony Martial just returning from an injury; Mason Greenwood is set to be tasked with leading the team's goal hunt in their opening game.