Edinson Cavani: Season stats in 19/20 ahead of Man Utd move

The prolific Uruguayan is on the verge of a switch to Old Trafford but his 2019/20 was even more fractured than most

6:30am on Wednesday 7th October 2020
Paul Macdonald

Edinson Cavani is on the brink of a move to Manchester United on a free transfer, with a contract on the table until 2022.

The prolific Uruguayan has excelled at both Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli in the past, but his 2019/20 season was even more stop-and-stop than the rest of us, with a series of injuries halting his progress.

At the start of the season an ongoing hip problem picked up mid-August kept him out of action for over two months, and when he returned six of his next seven matches were as a substitute, coming on for a few minutes near the end of games.

PSG has Mauro Icardi of course to replace him, and it made it difficult for Cavani to play, particularly given his stand-off with the club over his contract, and ultimately his decision to leave on a free.

Cavani 19/20 Ligue 1 stats

Games Started10
Sub Appearances78
Shots P904.2
OT P901.7
Touches In Box7.9

This continued into the new year, where after a start in the Coupe de France against Linas he struck two goals and provided an assist, he back on the bench for the next two games, and then suffered a groin strain which ruled him out for the rest of January.

But, just before covid struck, Cavani had started six games in a row and looked to be getting back to full fitness. But now, he hasn't played a game of football since March and it will be vital that United fans don't expect him to hit the ground running.

He will no doubt have been keeping himself in peak condition, but that is not the same as playing games. It will take a month, at least, to assess his fitness.

Edinson Cavani: Form Rating, Statistics, Playing Position

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