Due to his recent form at Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to praise one of the club’s veterans for his adaptation process.
One would think that a player in his veteran years doesn’t have enough to surprise a manager like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. The trauma that United supporters suffered after Cristiano Ronaldo left the club lasted for many years. Many attacking players attempted to don the number ‘7’ jersey with pride but none of them lived up to the tradition. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a good feeling with Edinson Cavani, who is living up to the expected standard despite his age.
In fact, the Uruguay international is part of this new generation of veteran players who take extra special care of their longevity. Alongside him, we have other major stars such as Robert Lewandowski, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Cristiano Ronaldo. All of these names are still amongst the top players in world-football despite their advanced age.
Ole is in awe with Cavani’s endurance.
This tendency is still a complete mystery to everybody. Top players who were all incredible throughout their careers but appear to have improved during the twilight of their tenure. In Cavani’s case, he is still the same freak athlete who runs for miles without breaking a sweat. To those who didn’t think he was a great signing for Manchester United, Edinson is delivering results thus far. In 18 matches played, Edinson convinced the gaffer to use him in the starting line-up in recent matches.
Solskjaer said the following to the press via Marca:”What he brings is, you know when a striker of that age runs almost 12km… he chases down the centre-back, every time their keeper has the ball, he tackles the centre-midfielders, he makes a mistake and then gets back in his own 18 yard-box. His reaction, his work-rate, his habits, his humility… we can go on and on. His experience and attitude has been a lesson for every single one of us.”