A social media post from Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani is expected to be investigated by the FA following his second-half performance in United’s comeback victory against Southampton at St. Mary’s
The Uruguayan international shared an Instagram story from a fan, using a racially offensive term. The post has since been deleted.
Manchester United stated that the word is used in an affectionate manner and has different connotations in South America, where Cavani is from.
The FA did not wish to comment on Sunday night, but the governing body will launch a probe into the online post.
Cavani came off the bench to score twice in United’s dramatic comeback victory against Southampton at St Mary’s. He also assisted Bruno Fernandes for their first goal in the 3-2 win which saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side seal their fourth consecutive away Premier League win.
Cavani has now scored three league goals for the club since joining as a free agent in the summer transfer window.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was withdrawn at half-time against Southampton after suffering a knee injury. Dean Henderson has been struggling for game time since returning to the club from his loan spell at Sheffield United.
“Dean played well though. He is a ‘keeper who is used to being vocal. He wants to organise his team. He didn’t have big saves to make but he was safe with his hands.”
Solskjaer admitted he was hopeful De Gea would be available for Wednesday’s important Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain .
The group stage will start on October 20/21, 2020 with the final taking place in Istanbul on May 29, 2021.
August 8-11:Preliminary round
August 18/19: First qualifying round
August 25/26: Second qualifying round
September 15/16: Third qualifying round
September 22/23 & 29/30: Play-offs
October 20/21: Group stage matchday 1
October 27/28: Group stage matchday 2
November 3/4: Group stage matchday 3
November 24/25: Group stage matchday 4
December 1/2: Group stage matchday 5
December 8/9: Group stage matchday 6
February 16/17, 2021: Round of 16
April 6/14, 2021: Quarter-finals
April 17 & May 5, 2021: Semi-finals
May 29, 2021: Final