Man United’s game against West Ham United has come a little too soon for Edinson Cavani.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United will be looking to return to winning ways this weekend, following a disappointing result in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Tasks don’t come much tougher than West Ham United away, in a game where David Moyes’ side will be looking to upset the applecart.
Our Red Devils will have to be right at it from first minute to last if we’re to secure any sort of positive result in this one.
Although we’ve welcomed back a couple of players to training, one man who’ll miss out here is Edinson Cavani.
The United star is set to miss this trip to West Ham with an ongoing injury problem, though he’s set to be back in training next week – possibly as early as Monday.
Check out what the gaffer had to say here:
“Edinson hopefully will start training with us after the weekend,” Ole told ManUtd.com. “Hopefully, maybe Monday.
“Maybe he’ll be involved on Wednesday because he had a fantastic season last season.
“The impact he made towards the end of it when he got his fitness… because he struggled early on with fitness, he struggled with niggles.
“We feel now to get the best out of Edinson this season we need him to have 100 per cent fit and not pushing. We’ve got a strong squad that will cope with having to let players heal and don’t risk any further injuries.
“I see Edinson having a massive impact because he’s that type of personality and a player. He’s a top professional and he can’t wait to get back on. He’s working really hard to get back on the pitch.”
Cavani’s impact last season cannot be understated. El Matador scored goals galore, worked his socks off and made a genuine impression amongst all us Manchester United fans.
Having him fit and available will be a massive lift. Not only does it improve our squad endlessly, but it offers Solskjaer much more flexibility when it comes to selecting his starting line-up.
Although Cavani will now have to share his minutes with a certain Cristiano Ronaldo, there’s no doubt the Uruguayan will be chomping at the bit to prove his worth.
Sadly, it’ll probably still be a few weeks before we see Cavani starting games for the Reds, as he has to build up back to match fitness – and he’s obviously had no pre-season whatsoever so it’ll take him some time to get going.
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