Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, believes he has found his center forward in Edinson Cavani.

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, believes he has found his center forward in Edinson Cavani.

United have relied on Anthony Martial as the focal point of their attack for last season and most of this term.

But Cavani has come in on a free transfer from Paris Saint Germain and impressed in a bit part role.

He shone to prominence this weekend with two goals and an assist as United roared back against Southampton to win 3-2 away from home.

“He’s got all the attributes of a top-class footballer and human being,” Solskjaer told reporters of Cavani after the game.


“He’s had a great career, he’s scored goals whenever he’s been, he’s so professional with and meticulous with his preparation, with his recovery, what he does at meal times before the game, during the game. I was surprised he didn’t have his boots ready when the second-half started!

“But also to have a focal point in the box, that’s important for us. We’ve not really had that since Romelu left, Anthony, Marcus [Rashford] and Mason [Greenwood] are different types of forwards, it gives us a great balance and mix and we wanted to mix it up and Edinson had a great impact.

“Edinson made a great impact, he’s one of the cleverest best movers, peel off you, get in front of you and sometimes it works for you and he certainly had an impact today. He’s made himself.”

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