Man Utd dealt blow ahead of Man City clash as Edinson Cavani ruled out of derby


Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani will not play against Manchester City on Saturday after picking up an injury, according to reports. The 34-year-old was widely expected to appear in the first Manchester derby of the season that will see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side host their cross-city rivals at Old Trafford.

Cavani has featured in four of United’s last five Premier League matches and started the 3-0 win over Tottenham in north London last weekend.

He went on to score his first goal of the season against Spurs but also picked up a minor injury that will rule him out of contention to play against City, acording to journalist Rodrigo Romano.

It is claimed that Cavani felt pain in a tendon during the final stages of the match, with the problem also seeing him miss out on a starting spot against Atalanta in midweek.

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