Ole Gunnar provided an important update on Edinson Cavani’s return to the roster for Manchester United after Cristiano Ronaldo’s signing.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has cleared some doubts regarding Edinson Cavani’s return to full training and match-time at Manchester United after Cristiano Ronaldo’s signing. As mentioned by the Red Devils boss, the Uruguay international will be joining the squad from early next week.
Solskjaer believes that Cavani will be able to feature when United will face West Ham in the Carabao Cup fixture on Wednesday. Also, United will go against the same opponents on Sunday following a 2-1 defeat to Young Boys in the Champions League.
Cavani sustained a muscle strain while playing against Stoke during the pre-season in the lockdown. The 34-year-old has since been going through rehabilitation but offers to make a positive comeback for Solskjaer.
On Cavani’s fitness and return to Old Trafford after Ronaldo’s signing, Solskjaer said: “Edinson will hopefully start training with us after the weekend, maybe Monday, so maybe [he’ll be] involved on Wednesday.”
“He had a fantastic season last season. The impact he made when he got his fitness… he struggled with niggly injuries early on. We feel that to get the best out of him this season. We need to get him 100 per cent fit and not rush him.”
“We’ve got a strong squad that will cope with having to let players heal and not risk any further injuries. I see Edinson having a massive impact, he’s that type of personality and player. He can’t wait to play and he’s working really hard to get back on the pitch.”