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Edinson Cavani to stay sidelined for Manchester United’s trip

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Due to a hamstring injury, Edinson Cavani looks set to stay sidelined for Manchester United’s trip to Bramall Lane on Thursday.

Because of the problem and has not played since the Uruguayan striker had to be removed at half-time in United’s 3-1 victory at West Ham earlier this month.

He missed the games against Leipzig RB and Manchester City, but last week he returned to training.

Earlier on Wednesday, an update on the 33-year-old on United’s official website said Cavani’s treatment “appears to have progressed well”

Yet it seems unlikely to Solskjaer that he would be able to feature on Thursday.

He told reporters, “We need to be aware of the little strains and niggles and we need to make decisions from the Sheffield United kick-off to the Aston Villa kick-off, so it’s going to be very tight.”

“Edinson has done well in rehab, we still have to decide if we should risk him, it is a little risk to go too early, so I doubt he’ll be available to pick tomorrow.”

While the recent United games against Leipzig and City were troubling, the Blades’ victory would see them become just the fourth side in top-flight history to win 10 consecutive away league games.

They will also be fantasizing about their chances, seeing as Sheffield United lost seven home matches in the league in 2020 and accumulated just one point in 2020-21.

But Solskjaer, who instead expressed his gratitude to the club for their management of Dean Henderson during his two-year loan spell before returning to Old Trafford in pre-season, did not dwell on the Blades’ troubles.

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