Man United star gets 2-match ban for horrible tackle on Everton striker

Man United star gets 2-match ban for horrible tackle on Everton striker

- Edison Cavani will miss Uruguay's World Cup qualifiers against Argentina and Bolivia in March

- The Man United striker has been suspended for two-matches by FIFA for his horror tackle on Richarlison

- Cavani has netted six times and helped with two assists for the Red Devils this season

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Manchester United striker has been slapped with a two-match ban after delivering a dangerous tackle on Everton striker Richarlison during Uruguay's World Cup qualifier against Brazil, Mirror.

The incident occurred last November as Cavani stamped on Richarlison's ankle in the 71st minute in the defeat to the Samba Boys.

Cavani got a straight card red card after the incident and the 33-year-old will not be available for March's CONMEBOL's qualifier against Argentina and Bolivia.

Man United star gets 2-match ban for horrible tackle on Everton striker

Edison Cavani star gets 2-match ban for horrible tackle on Everton striker. Photo by Paul Greenwood and Simon Stacpoole
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In a post-match interview after the game, Richarlison who scored one of the goals in the 2-0 said the tackle could have caused serious damage but holds no grudge against Cavani.

"I think it was a ball dispute, he went over the top.
"If my foot was stuck it might have even broken my ankle, but I think it wasn’t bad. He tried to steal the ball and ended up missing."

Cavani has proven to be pivotal to United's title chances this season as he has scored six goals and provided two assists this season.

And it will come as a huge relief for the Red Devils fans since the former Paris Saint-Germain striker will not be participating in his country's World Cup qualifier next month.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported Scott McTominay's recent form has been tagged by Man United fans that he is a better midfielder than Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.

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The 24-year-old scored United's winner in extra time during their 4th Round FA Cup tie against West Ham at Old Trafford.

The Scotland international has now scored seven goals for the Red Devils this season and six out of them have been at the Theatre of Dreams.

McTominay who has made himself an important member of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad has also scored thrice in his last three games in all competitions.

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