Man Utd given worrying Edinson Cavani fitness update from Uruguay insider

Manchester United have been sent a worrying message regarding Edinson Cavani's fitness.

The striker is away on international duty with Uruguay at present, preparing to face Colombia and Brazil.

But the national side's assistant manager, Celso Otero, isn't sure how many minutes Cavani will be able to manage before he returns to club duty next week.

The 33-year-old is yet to start for United since his summer move due to fitness concerns.

And Otero hints Uruguay bosses are sceptical over the veteran's fitness for the upcoming clashes this week.

"He is able to play with the same generosity that he has always done,” said the No 2.

“I think no one can say how many minutes he can play, we’ll see it from the moment he participates in the game, although it may be unknown if it’s from the beginning or coming in.

"We’ll see how much of what he usually does he can do right now.”

Cavani netted his first goal for United against Everton last weekend.

But former Red Devils forward Michael Owen is concerned the former PSG man may not get the service he needs at Old Trafford.

“In terms of the finish, I like players that actually place the ball rather than just smacking it,” Owen told Premier League Productions.

“He opens his body up, pretends he’s going to the far corner, gives the goalkeeper the eyes and whips his leg over and knocks it into the near post. And Cavani is off and running.

“Some players are brilliant regardless, some players don’t necessarily need crosses into the box because they can make an impact regardless.

“I’ve watched this lad for years and years, there’s not many players I’ve seen with movement like him in the box when the ball is coming in.

“Manchester United of old, he would have scored hundreds of goals in those teams. Now, are they going to get lots of crosses into the box and cut-backs that he preys on?

“It’s a very good signing, I just hope he gets the ammunition to fire the bullets.”

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