Red Devils fans have been begging for Edinson Cavani to be handed his first Manchester United start since his arrival. Now, he may be about to get that chance…
Understandably, El Matador would be gradually eased into it at Old Trafford. After all, he’d had no pre-season training under his belt whatsoever when he turned up in Manchester.
Cavani has now featured in a handful of United games, all of which off the bench. Last time out, the Uruguayan would score his first goal against Everton.
Slowly but surely he’s getting up to speed and no doubt Cavani is chomping at the bit to start a game from the get-go. Well, that chance may come this weekend.
That’s according to The Mirror, who state that the United star Cavani could be in line for his first start vs West Brom this weekend. That’s because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is dealing with an injury crisis up top…
The story claims that United could be without Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial, who are all suffering from problems.
Rashford has a shoulder injury, Greenwood is still battling with off-field issues while Martial picked up a back problem during the international break. It seems as though there are serious doubts about all of them, which is worrying as we’re now just a few days away from the return of domestic football.
Cavani himself has his own issues going into this game. Sure, he may have scored earlier on in the international break. However, last time out, the striker was sent off for a pretty horrendous stamp on Everton’s Richarlison during a 2-0 loss to Brazil. On top of that, he’s travelling halfway around the world to try and get back to Manchester in time for a 12:30 kick-off. The preparation is hardly ideal.
I would hope that Greenwood is ready to go. I have seen photos of him in training during the international break so I’d like to think he’s mentally ready to play. I probably wouldn’t risk Cavani from the start this time out but United should have more than enough firepower to get the job done regardless of who is sitting this one out with injury.