Edinson Cavani Ban still Stands
Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani has received a fresh update about his three-match ban after his national team sent an appeal to the English FA to overturn the case. According to the newest development, Cavani will still have to take the ban.
The ban will be the second match he will be missing in respect of the ban, he will not be playing the Carabao Cup semi-finals again Manchester City. United will have to play the game without Edinson Cavani.
The 33-year-old striker serves the second match of a three-game ban. Manchester City could have defender Kyle Walker and forward Gabriel Jesus available after isolation period.
Manchester City has won the competition in five of the last seven seasons and would join Liverpool as eight-time winners with another success this year.
Manager Pep Guardiola says football is “an island inside society” as they prepare for the big match in the shadow of another lockdown.
“Everything is locked down except ourselves,” he said.”When people say football players are special maybe it is the truth, I couldn’t believe it before I thought the doctors, teachers, architects, every person was the same but it looks as if everything is closed except our business. “All the managers must adapt to the situation, this is the reality.”
Manchester United will have defender Victor Lindelof back to the team but Cavani will be out. For Manchester City, winger Ferran Torres, goalkeeper Ederson and centre-back Eric Garcia are all still out for City.