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Cavani, Maguire Dropped as Manchester United Prepare for PSG Clash

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New signing, Edinson Cavani and club captain, Harry Maguire have been dropped from the Manchester United squad to face Paris St Germain (PSG) in their UEFA Champions League clash on Tuesday, October 19th 2020.

The club left for Paris today and Cavani, who had been expected to feature against his former club, was missing. The Mancunian Giants announced their 21-man squad that will be in France for the Group H opener with last season’s runner-up.

However, new signing Edison Cavani and skipper Harry Maguire have not travelled with the side. As Cavani only started training with the club on Sunday, the match may have been too early for him; hence, he was dropped. The 33-year-old has been quarantining for two weeks after his deadline day free transfer. The Uruguayan has also not played a competitive game of football since he last featured against Borussia Dortmund on March 11.

Cavani is not the only notable player set to miss out, club captain, Harry Maguire, who had been a doubt to face Newcastle in the weekend will also not represent Manchester United in France. Maguire has endured a difficult start to his second year as Manchester United player after a controversial fight in Greece with several fans and pundits calling for the captaincy to be stripped off him.

Cavani, Maguire Dropped as Manchester United Prepare for PSG Clash

He scored against Newcastle, inspiring a comeback win for the Old Trafford side. He will sit out the clash with the French giants on Tuesday, presumably being rested. Wonder kid, Mason Greenwood remains out with an unspecified injury. Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo, however, makes the cut.

Manchester United Full Squad for PSG clash

David de Gea

Dean Henderson

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Timothy Fosu-Mensah

Axel Tuanzebe

Victor Lindelof

Luke Shaw

Alex Telles

Brandon Williams

Paul Pogba

Scott McTominay

Bruno Fernandes

Fred

Nemanja Matic

Donny van de Beek

Facundo Pellistri

Daniel James

Juan Mata

Marcus Rashford

Anthony Martial

Odion Ighalo

 

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