Edinson Cavani has given Manchester United a welcome boost, ahead of the Red Devils’ trip to Selhurst Park later.
Manchester United’s title race is probably won. Now, it’s about finishing strongly this season, plotting for the 2021/22 term. As the bare minimum, you’d hope that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad can finish in second place, named as the best of the rest.
The tricky games are coming thick and fast, in what is probably the season-defining moment for United. Next up is a potential banana skin against a Crystal Palace side who surprised us on the opening day of the season. Tonight, we have to avenge that sour defeat.
Ahead of the game, the Baby Faced Assassin has met the media to discuss a variety of topics – most importantly, who is fit and who isn’t. Sadly, they’ll be no Paul Pogba for this one, though we have been given some good news…
United have been handed a massive injury lift, with key star, Edinson Cavani, available to play later, after training yesterday.
Here’s what the gaffer had to say here:
“Edi has trained this morning and hopefully there is no reaction,” Solskjaer is quote as saying by ManUtd.com.
“There are another couple of knocks that we have to look at, from after the [Chelsea] game, and from the season’s wear and tear.
“It looks good. Edi has got the desire and hunger and, of course, he wants to join in, even if it’s from the bench. Hopefully, he’ll say tomorrow that there’s been no reaction.”
I’ll be honest, I had my initial doubts about Cavani, though the difference he has made is there for all to see. His goals, presence, work ethic and sheer class has transformed this team. So-much-so that, we dearly miss him when he’s unavailable.
He’s an experienced player whom the likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood should be learning from. The knowhow, skill and winning mentality not only has a massive effect on the pitch, but also off it.
Look at the results. We’ve been far worse without Cavani. He brings a different dimension to this side and this season, I don’t think it can be argued against that he’s been our best striker.
Personally, I’m delighted his back available for selection. Now, if United could confirm he’ll be staying for next season that’d be absolutely lovely…