Gus Poyet urge Manchester United player to leave in January due to Ronaldo issue

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Former Chelsea and Tottenham midfielder Gus Poyet has urged Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani to leave the club in January after falling down the pecking order due to the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cavani scored 17 times for the club last season with United extending his contract at Old Trafford by a further year thanks to that fine form.

Poyet, who also hails from Uruguay like Cavani, believes the striker isn’t playing much for the Uruguayan national team due to his playing time at Manchester United.

“He was unlucky, because without Ronaldo coming in, he was playing as the main striker,” Poyet told talkSPORT.

“The decision of Juventus, Man City getting involved, incredibly went against one person especially – and that was Cavani.

“Maybe he should move in January.

“From the outside, I don’t know him, but if I was him, seeing how things are now, and seeing him not getting to 90 minutes for the national team because he’s not playing – maybe.”

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