Edinson Cavani inches closer to return to Manchester United selection as Uruguayan trains with team-mates for first time since November – but forward will NOT be available to Ralf Rangnick for Young Boys clash tonight
- Edinson Cavani has not played since early November due to a tendon injury
- The Uruguayan scored in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s last victory against Tottenham
- The 34-year-old is back in training but tonight’s game will come too soon
- Ralf Rangnick looks set to rotate for the Champions League game vs Young Boys
Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani has revealed he is closer to returning to first-team action after over a month out with a tendon injury.
The forward hasn’t featured since playing against Atalanta on November 2 – he scored a goal in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s last win as United boss on October 31 against Tottenham.
The 34-year-old is however back in training, as he revealed himself on Twitter with a post saying ‘already training with the group’, but tonight’s Champions League game against Young Boys comes too soon.
Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani is closer to returning to first-team action
The Uruguayan (with Nemanja Matic, left) returned to training on Tuesday afternoon
Ralf Rangnick confirmed that Cavani, along with Raphael Varane, have returned to training in a boost ahead of the festive period.
‘They both cannot play tomorrow but they were part of the training session today, Edi even yesterday, for Rapha it was the first time he was on the pitch together with the team,’ Rangnick said.
‘If everything goes well I expect both of them back in full training next week, hopefully Monday next week they will be participating in all training sessions.
‘Obviously, they’re both top players, we would be happy to have them on board as soon as possible but especially with Rapha and his injury record in the past.
Yet tonight’s clash in the Champions League against Young Boys will come too soon for Cavani
‘We need to make sure that we will have him until the end of the season so it’s also about sustainability and not only getting him fit as soon as possible.
‘It would be great to have both players available as soon as possible but as I said, if possible, for the rest of the season.’
United can secure top spot in their group tonight with a point against the Swiss side, who they lost to on matchday one.