Edinson Cavani has been unable to represent Uruguay in the ongoing international break because the country is on the UK’s ‘red-list’.
Covid-19 restrictions in place would require the Manchester United forward to quarantine for over a week if he traveled. And that’s why the club have blocked him going – along with Fred, who represents Brazil.
Reacting strongly to the decision, Cavani said in an interview (quoted by AP): “We are exposed to decisions that are made in the organizations of some tournaments and leagues and any of the two decisions [traveling or not] would be bad for us.”
“We don’t get rich playing for our national teams. We have a commitment ourselves and a moral commitment to defend our country.
“We get rich by wearing the shirt of our national teams.”
Meanwhile, Manchester United players who represent European countries have joined up their national sides respectively. Only Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Manchester after being released from the Portugal squad.
Fans are eagerly waiting to see Cristiano Ronaldo step out in his iconic No.7 shirt next weekend.