Edinson Cavani angry at Manchester United regarding their stand on internationals
According to The Daily Star, Manchester United star Edinson Cavani is ‘angry’ with the club following their stand on permitting players to leave for international games.
This comes after all 20 Premier League clubs unanimously decided to prevent players from reporting for international duty if the fixtures are due to be played in a country with a high rate of infection for covid-19.
As per the rules in the United Kingdom, players would have to quarantine for 10 days on their return and hence be unavailable to train or take part in any team sessions during that time. This could see them miss out on game time that could influence a team’s fortunes.
19 of the 20 clubs are set to benefit from the stand. Cavani, who is supposed to link up with Uruguay at the end of the month, is not impressed. While he did not make an outright statement, he took to Instagram to express exactly where he stands on the issue. It was a rather discreet admission where Cavani shared the Premier League’s statement with three question mark emojis.
Cavani now looks set to miss Uruguay’s World Cup qualifiers against Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. One of his nation’s top players, his displeasure at the decision is understandable.
However, clubs cannot be expected to pay the price for releasing their own players for matches that do not constitute a major tournament.
Cavani has so far won 121 caps for Uruguay, a record he shares with Fernando Muslera and Luis Suarez. They are currently joint third in the all-time list of appearances for the country.
He also happens to be their second-highest goalscorer with 51 strikes. Only strike partner Luis Suarez has done better with 62 goals.
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Whether Cavani will press the issue further remains to be seen. Representing one’s country is more of a privilege among South Americans and it can be understood as to why Cavani reacted the way he did.