Carrick says Edinson Cavani is back out on the grass at Carrington

Michael Carrick has provided an injury update on Edinson Cavani ahead of Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Arsenal tonight.

The 34-year-old hasn’t featured since a twenty-minute cameo in the 2-2 draw at Atalanta, a month ago.

The Uruguayan international has missed the last three Premier League matches after scoring in the 3-0 win at Tottenham, three days prior to the Champions League game in Bergamo.

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Caretaker manager Carrick, who will be in charge once again whilst Ralf Rangnick resolves work visa details, has confirmed that the former Paris Saint Germain will miss the game against the Gunners.

United’s number 21 has been struggling with a tendon issue and didn’t join up with his national team over the November international break, due to the issue.

However, with games coming thick and fast in the run up to Christmas, Carrick has some encouraging news regarding El Matador.

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Although he won’t play a part against Mikel Arteta’s side, Carrick revealed that Cavani has resumed individual training with the fitness coaches at Carrington.

Speaking via the club’s official website, Carrick said: “Edi’s back on the grass. He’s working outside with the strength and conditioning guys so he’s back on the grass.”

With Rangnick hoping to take charge of Sunday’s home game against Crystal Palace, Cavani will be eager to get back in first team training and impress the German coach.

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