What's the latest Cavani news?
Manchester United’s caretaker manager Michael Carrick provided a brief fitness update on striker Edinson Cavani, during his Wednesday press conference.
The Uruguayan hasn’t featured for the Reds since playing the final 21 minutes of our 2-2 draw with Atalanta in Italy at the start of November, which came three days after he netted his first goal of the season at Tottenham.
Cavani was ruled out of the Manchester derby the following weekend with a tendon complaint and didn’t join up with his national team over the international break due to the problem.
He has remained on the sidelines in recent weeks, for the three away games with Watford, Villarreal and Chelsea.
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However, Carrick had some encouraging news about our no.21 ahead of a typically busy December which sees United play eight games in four weeks.
Cavani won’t be fit for the first of those, against Arsenal at Old Trafford tomorrow (Thursday), but he has at least resumed individual training with the fitness coaches at Carrington.
“Edi’s back on the grass,” Michael said. “He’s working outside with the strength and conditioning guys so he’s back on the grass.”
Carrick was also asked for news on France pair Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba, who have also been missing since before November’s international games.
Varane picked up a hamstring issue during our visit to Bergamo while Pogba was injured during a France training session, as he prepared for the recent World Cup qualifiers.
“Rapha’s a little bit further away and Paul’s a little bit further away as well, so nothing too immediate, I’m afraid,” the caretaker boss added, before elaborating further on Varane's situation in an exclusive interview with club media.