Former Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani may well have played his final game for his national team as it seems he will be axed from the squad.

According to Uruguayan outlet Ole, Marcelo Bielsa, the new manager of the South American sides national team, is set to omit not only former United man Cavani but Luis Suarez, too.

Cavani became a cult hero for the Red Devils before he departed the club at the end of the disastrous 2021-2022 season.

The striker turned out to be an astute signing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, particularly during the COVID-affected 2020-2021 season.

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What has been said about Cavani’s future

The 36-year-old, who currently is on the books at Boca Juniors, will be omitted from the Uruguay squad according to the report.

It is said that Bielsa is trying to rebuild the national team and Cavani and Suarez represent players of the past. Cavani featured at World Cups in 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022.

The former Leeds United manager is looking for more younger players that he can include in the national team. Facundo Pellistri, for instance.

Whether this means Cavani will retire from International or even domestic football remains to be seen but he will always garner a degree of fondness from the Old Trafford faithful.

Cavani’s United legacy

A player who was seemingly a stopgap signing when he joined during the final few days of the Summer transfer window, which finished in October, turned out to be superb.

Cavani became the focal point of the attack and with the persistent injury issues of Anthony Martial, what’s new, Cavani established himself as the first-choice striker.

United finally had a striker who knew where to be at the right time.

The Uruguayan scored 16 goals and provided six assists for Solskjaer’s side in his first season but then scored just two more in the following season before he departed the club.

The hope from those within United will be that Erik ten Hag’s new man Rasmus Hojlund could well be a striker in a similar mold to that of Cavani.

Some of the Dane’s instinctive movement is reminiscent of the Uruguayan and if Hojlund has a similar impact to that of Cavani, then United will finally have a striker they can rely on.

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