EDINSON CAVANI has been DROPPED from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad ahead of the Manchester derby today.
The Uruguayan scored in Man Utd’s 3-0 victory over Tottenham last weekend as he partnered Cristiano Ronaldo up top.
But he is nowhere to be seen ahead of the highly-anticipated clash with Premier League champions Man City this afternoon as Mason Greenwood looks set to play alongside Ronaldo.
Reports in Uruguay have claimed Cavani is injured, but Solskjaer did not reference any form of problem in the pre-match press conference.
Uruguayan journalist Rodrigo Romano revealed on Friday that the striker is suffering from a tendon injury.
He said: “Cavani will not play tomorrow. It will not happen. He has had a very severe pain in a tendon for two days.
“That was the pain he felt at 80 minutes of the game against Tottenham and that did not let him start against Atalanta.
“He is in recovery. He does not play tomorrow. DOES NOT PLAY TOMORROW.”
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola has dropped Jack Grealish to the bench for the trip to Old Trafford.
City take on their local rivals in United’s first home game since they were trounced 5-0 by Liverpool 13 days ago.
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