Ole Gunnar Solskjaer urges Man United stars Fred and Edinson Cavani not to go on international break
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warns Man United duo Edinson Cavani and Fred they will be given bench time when they go on international duty next week and are quarantined at a hotel, as he urges them to move their club AHEAD on their country
- Premier League will not let players play in ‘red list’ countries next month
- In September, sixty players will play international matches in those countries
- Edinson Cavani expressed his disbelief at the Premier League’s ruling on this
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged Cavani and team-mate Fred not to travel
- Both players should be quarantined in a hotel for 10 days on their return to the UK
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Edinson Cavani and Fred that they may miss more than a handful of games if they head to South America for their international break.
Last week, the Premier League announced in a statement along with all 20 Premier League clubs that they would not release players for international duties next month if they have to play matches in countries on the UK’s ‘red list’.
Players departing for international service in September in ‘red list’ countries will be required to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days after arrival, meaning Fred or Cavani could potentially see two Premier League matches, a third round of the Carabao Cup and miss their Champions League opener with Young Boys.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged Fred (L) and Edinson Cavani (R) not to go on international service
Solskjaer says the Man United pair going to South America would seriously affect their fitness
Most South American countries are on the British government’s ‘red list’ and no exceptions are made for professional footballers.
Uruguayan star Cavani posted his dismay at the Premier League statement on social media and Solskjaer claims he and Brazil international Fred would struggle to keep fit on their return and says the pair should prioritize their club over theirs. country.
“I don’t want to be the manager who is always moaning,” Solskjaer told a pre-match conference before Sunday’s visit to Wolves. But the fact is that if you have to quarantine for 10 days in a hotel with no chance to train, no chance to keep fit, you need another 10-14 days to get fit again and then you have to have to fly again.
The Premier League said it will not release players heading for internationals in ‘red list’ areas
“It’s an impossible situation for the clubs, it’s an impossible situation for the players. We understand that there are rules and broader issues here, so we must follow the rules and move on.
“I don’t want to be the nag, but if there was a choice for me, play for Norway or play for Man United, then I know who my employer is.
‘Yes, it’s my country, but the rules are as they are now. Anyway, I’m not a player anymore.’
After the Premier League announcement was made early this week, Cavani took a screenshot of the statement and questioned it before posting it on Instagram.
Uruguay’s Cavani (L) has expressed bewilderment (R) at the Premier League’s decision
Uruguay will have three crucial World Cup qualifiers against Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador in early September – with the Cavani national team marginally holding the final qualifying spot in their South American group, ahead of Colombia on goal difference.
Victories in those three games will see Uruguay secure a spot in the Qatar tournament at the end of next year, with Cavani acting as one of his country’s talismans with 53 goals in 123 caps.
Solskjaer’s warning comes as Argentina’s Premier League players will ignore the Premier League and their teams’ calls not to travel to South America next month.
Meanwhile, Aston Villa could lose Emiliano Martinez and Emi Buendia if they go to Argentina
Aston Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez confirmed on Saturday that he was traveling to play despite the Premier League’s refusal to release players and manager Dean Smith urged him to stay.
Sources close to Argentina’s FA told The Mail on Sunday that they are confident Tottenham duo Giovani Lo Celso and Cristian Romero will also join the squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela, Brazil and Bolivia, while Villa midfielder Emiliano Buendia is also ready to travel after his call.