Manchester United and Edinson Cavani moved on from a racism storm and are targeting Paris St Germain in the Champions League tonight.
While the FA is still investigating Cavani’s deleted Instagram post in which he uses the word “Negrito” which translates to “n*****”, the Uruguayan striker and United have issued apologies.
On Monday night, Cavani said: “The message I posted after the match on Sunday was intended as an affectionate greeting to a friend, thanking him for his congratulations after the game.
“The last thing I wanted to do was cause offence to anyone.
“I am completely opposed to racism and deleted the message as soon as it was explained that it can be interpreted differently.”
Bruno Fernandes, meanwhile, hopes Cavani is focused on gunning down his former club PSG when they come to Old Trafford tonight.
After the two combined to lift United from 2-0 behind to 3-2 winners in Sunday’s Premier League clash with Southampton, Fernandes has nothing but praise for Cavani, who came on as a halftime substitution to score two goals.
Fernandes says: “I don’t want to go on personally about Edi or another player because it’s not fair, but of course Edi has qualities, everyone knows that.
“For me, he’s one of those strikers that can smell the goal as you saw twice. He smelt the goal, you need to have this feeling to score these two goals. As I said some weeks and some months ago, Edi will help us and he is helping already.
“One of the best games he played was against Basaksehir in the Champions League and nobody talks about that because he didn’t score but he did an amazing game. He helps a lot and he will help more and more in the future.”