EDINSON CAVANI could make his Manchester United debut in an emotional clash with old side Paris Saint-Germain.
Uruguayan striker Cavani, 33, joined United in a free transfer worth £200,000 a week on deadline day after leaving PSG when his contract expired at the end of June.
And The Times reports that because he has continued to live in Paris, he will have to quarantine for 14 days in line with government regulations for anyone arriving into the UK from France.
The exemption for elite athletes only applies if players are coming from a secure bubble environment where they are tested regularly.
New left-back Alex Telles has been in a bubble with Porto and therefore is available to link-up immediately with his new team-mates.
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Cavani has been living among the public and United are said to be seeking further clarification on the matter.
If he is house-bound for a fortnight Cavani would not be allowed out before the Red Devils' Premier League trip to Newcastle on October 17.
United's options up front will already be limited with Anthony Martial serving a three-match ban after being sent-off for slapping Erik Lamela in the 6-1 drubbing by Spurs.
But Cavani would be available for PSG away in the Champions League group stage on October 20.
He could be used from the bench by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having not played since March.
United's new striker has decided to take on the curse of the No7 shirt donned by flops Memphis Depay and Alexis Sanchez.
Despite the Red Devils' failure to land Jadon Sancho, Cavani arrives with an incredible goalscoring record – only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have netted more since March 2007.
And Cavani revealed he almost QUIT football when his girlfriend contracted Covid-19 over the summer as 'family comes first'.
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