Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Edinson Cavani has a giant half to play for Manchester United and has even hinted the Uruguayan could extend his keep at Old Trafford.
The 33-year-old joined the membership on a one-year deal in October, leaving Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent after seven years within the French capital.
Although Cavani has primarily been decreased to cameo roles to date, the newest seeing him come off the bench to arrange Bruno Fernandes for United’s second purpose in opposition to Leicester, Solskjaer is in little doubt there may be extra to come back from the ahead.
“He’s definitely a starter, you don’t classify a player of his quality as anything else,” Solskjaer mentioned.
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“I trust him and that’s the thing, we have good competition for places but he’ll probably start more games than he won’t.”
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With Cavani’s deal together with an choice to extend his keep for an extra season, Solskjaer believes the ahead could have an effect not only for the remainder of this marketing campaign however past as nicely.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in ‘little doubt’ Edinson Cavani has the standard and pedigree to put on the well-known Manchester United No 7 shirt and take care of all of the stress it brings
“He’s so meticulous, professional, his habits – everything about him shows why he has had the career he has had,” Solskjaer added.
“At the moment it looks like he has got a few years left in him – even at the age he is, he is still one of the fittest players we have got.
“I would not say anything aside from he has made an amazing affect when he has come right here and let’s simply give attention to enhancing everybody.”
Could Cavani be first-choice soon?
Sky Sports’ Adam Bate:
Edinson Cavani has still started only one Premier League game – Manchester United’s 3-1 win away over West Ham when he was hooked at half-time with the team a goal down. But after his latest impact off the bench in the 2-2 draw at Leicester, the case for the Uruguayan striker to be entrusted with a more important role in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side is growing.
“He made an affect immediately with an amazing move,” said Solskjaer afterwards. It came within moments of his introduction as a second-half substitute – toe-poking the ball through to Bruno Fernandes. It would have been the winner but for Axel Tuanzebe’s late own goal.
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Cavani’s contribution was in stark contrast to that of Anthony Martial, whose nine Premier League starts so far this season have yielded just one goal – against Sheffield United. If both are fit, is there a case for going with the more experienced man, the more natural striker?
Solskjaer is prepared to be patient. “Edinson has been away injured for a short while,” he explained. “He performed a full sport, a physically-demanding sport for him in opposition to Everton on Wednesday night time, so we determined to have him on the bench.
“It will just have to be that way with him for a while as he gets used to the English football, and the demands of this season as well, because it is very stop-start with a game every three days. He made a great impact today.”
Cavani solely signed a one-year contract however, even on the age of 33, there are indicators that Manchester United might need a use for his abilities past the top of this season.
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United beat Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park on Wednesday night time to progress to the Carabao Cup semi-finals, the place they are going to face rivals Manchester City.
As a end result, Solskjaer’s aspect have now received their final 14 away video games in all competitions, a run that has seen the membership transfer to inside simply 5 factors of Liverpool on the high of the Premier League, and with a sport in hand on the champions.
Solskjaer himself has performed down the suggestion United are title contenders, insisting “it is not something we talk about”, so what does the membership’s former captain assume?
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