FIFA 21 : Will Edison Cavani be on FUT ?

Looking at the selection of ManUTD in FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT), you’ll notice that a confident long-haired Uruguayan striker is nowhere to be found.

Despite having plenty of high-rated and unique cards over the past ten years of FUT, Edinson Cavani was omitted from FIFA’s hallmark mode this year, which has many players confused.

After his two-goal, one-assist performance for the Red Devils against Southhampton on November 28, many naturally assumed he’d be getting an In-Form in TOTW 10, only to realise he’s not even in Ultimate Team at all, and no one has any idea when he’ll be added back in.


Why isn’t Cavani in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team?

While EA SPORTS have not come out and expressly stated why Cavani isn’t in FUT, it’s clearly because he wasn’t signed by United until after the game was released (early Oct)

That may confuse some of you who will point out the likes of Thomas Partey moving over to Arsenal on October 5 and still getting a FUT card, even an Ones to Watch. However, it’s important to point out that El Matador wasn’t on a team before getting signed by ManU – he’d parted ways with PSG and become a free agent before the game released, and players who are free agents don’t get cards in Ultimate Team.


Cavani in FIFA 21 career mode

What makes this whole situation even more bizarre is that EA SPORTS went out of their way to add Cavani to Manchester United’s squad in career mode. Yup, you read that right – you can enjoy the prolific forward as a Red Devil in FIFA 21, but only in the offline modes.


When will Cavani be added to FIFA 21 Ultimate Team?

As mentioned above, this can happen technically at any time. The likeliest scenario is that EA will add him during the Winter Refresh period, which is when all of the winter transfers, rating upgrades, and changes to skill moves and weak foot get applied.

While we don’t know when FIFA 21’s Winter Refresh will take place yet, the past two years have started on the 14th and 15th of February, respectively. Traditionally, winter upgrades arrive sometime between the start and end of February.

Cavani might even get a Ones to Watch, especially since the devs, in hindsight, will already know that he features and does well for Man United, so there’s potential for him to receive In-Forms and other special cards.


This is a bit of a tough one to predict because Cavani’s FIFA 20 base card was 88-rated, and it’s doubtful EA will give him that high of a rating in FUT 21. So, our best bet is to look at the player’s stats in career mode.

His rating offline is 84 overall, with High/High work rates, three-star skill moves, and four-star weak foot. The focus of this card’s in-game stats is shooting and physical, which are hallmarks of El Matadors’ play-style. His pace, passing, and dribbling stats, on the other hand, do leave a lot to be desired.

Dexerto guesses that once added in, the Uruguayan will feature a slightly higher overall-rating, maybe 85-86, with only a very slight boost to all of the essential in-game stats across the board.