Edinson Cavani is edging closer to a Manchester United return after the Uruguayan striker picked up an injury while on international duty with his country.

The experienced South American, who scored 17 goals for the Red Devils last term, has managed just 37 minutes of the club’s new season, coming off the bench versus Bruno Lage’s Wolves.

The attacker was absent from the roster that travelled to Switzerland for the UEFA Champions League group stage opener versus Young Boys.

Having not travelled to his homeland during the international break, Edinson remained in the United Kingdom where the star took part in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Stoke City.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explained his absence from the roster has been down to a knock picked up in that match but hopes to have the veteran forward available again soon.

‘He had a slight strain during the international week after the in-house game we played. He is hopefully back with us soon. He’s working hard to get back.’ the Norwegian said.

The 20-time English champions have taken 10 points from a potential 12 in their opening four Premier League matches with UEFA Champions League fixtures now thrown into the mix.