The Uruguay international joined the Red Devils last summer for free after running down his contract with the former club Paris Saint-Germain. The 34-year-old took no time to settle down in the new surroundings and has won the heart of the Old Trafford faithful with his goal-scoring prowess and his work rate off the ball.
Speaking with the media – quoted by the club’s official website – ahead of the game against Aston Villa, Rangnick said that the Red Devils’ no. 21 has assured that he will stay at the Old Trafford stadium until the end of this season and will try to produce his best and be a role model for the youngsters in the squad. The German boss said:
”Edi [Cavani] said that I can rely on him until the end of the season and that he will continue to give his very best in order to be a role model for the younger players. If he should play from the start he is always happy to do so and to give his all, but if even if he is not playing he will try to be the best possible role model for the other players too.”
Football News: Will Manchester United find success under Ralf Rangnick with Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani up top?
Football News: Ralf Rangnick has insisted that he wants to implement a high-intensity, pro-active style of football at the Old Trafford stadium. However, with 36-year-old and 34-year-old forwards leading the line, it will be hard for the German boss to play with a high tempo throughout the 90 minutes.
Although Edinson Cavani and Cristiano Ronaldo are the best two strikers at Ralf Rangnick’s disposal at the moment, these two aren’t the future of the record Premier League champions.
With a long list of players looking to move away from the Old Trafford stadium and a few others are approaching the final few years of their career, it is looking likely that the Red Devils fans will have to endure yet another rebuild from next season.
Having finished the last season in second and reinforced the squad with the addition of Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United were thought to make a title challenge this term at the start of the campaign. However, things have gone downhill, despite starting the season on a higher note.
So, it will be interesting to see how Manchester United will progress under the guidance of Ralf Rangnick. The German boss will help the club with his wisdom through the consultancy role and the Old Trafford faithful will be hoping that the 63-year-old will be able to stabilize the club’s structure and the right decision will be made in the transfer market.