‘The best I’ve seen’ – Solskjaer amazed by Cavani in training ahead of Tottenham win

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was blown away by the performance of Edinson Cavani during a training session ahead of the victory against Tottenham Hotspur. 

The 34-year-old joined the Red Devils for free last summer and took no time to settle down in the new surroundings and displayed a productive debut season in the Premier League, scoring 10 goals and notching up three assists in 26 appearances. 

However, following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, the forward has found it difficult to play regular first-team football at Old Trafford this term. The Uruguay international made only two starts this season in the league, scoring a solitary goal against Tottenham on Saturday. 

Speaking after the Spurs’ game quoted by Mirror, Solskjaer said that Cavani displayed one of the best performances during a training session on Tuesday that he has ever experienced since becoming the Manchester United manager. The Norwegian said:

“Tuesday morning’s training session by Edinson Cavani is probably the best I’ve seen by an individual since I’ve come here and he led the line. He went as a good example for everyone how to go about changing the mood, changing the performance.”

Cavani could solve Ronaldo problem for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:

Following the defeat against Liverpool, Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of the reason behind United’s recent downfall due to the Portuguese’s lack of work rate without the possession. 

The Norwegian boss went with Ronaldo and Cavani up top against Tottenham Hotspur and the Uruguayan’s work rate off the ball has brought the best out of the 36-years-old as the Portuguese scored a world-class opener and created the second for his strike partner. 

So, Solskjaer should continue with Cavani and Ronaldo as the strike partner for the rest of this season as the Uruguayan’s work rate also encourages the other players to raise their intensity during the game which will help Ronaldo to focus on his primary job, scoring goals. 

Despite winning on Saturday evening, Manchester United are still eight points behind the league leader Chelsea. The Red Devils were among the contenders to mount a title challenge this term after having a wonderful summer transfer window. But, they are already looking out of the title race in November. So, it will be interesting to see what the club’s hierarchy will decide about Solskjaer’s future if United continue to remain a long way away from the title challenge. 

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