“Your best friend in the box is space” Solskjaer hails Cavani and reminisces Sir Alex Ferguson advice

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed striker Edinson Cavani after his goal scoring heroics helped the Reds complete a superb 3-2 comeback earlier today against Southampton.

Cavani, 33, joined United earlier this summer during the transfer window’s deadline day after becoming a free agent once his contract with Paris-Saint Germain expired at the end of the last season.

Having been named on his manager’s bench earlier this afternoon, it didn’t take long for the South American’s experience to be called upon.

Introduced at the break, Cavani found himself subbed on in favour of teenager Mason Greenwood who endured a dreadful first-half.

After being introduced to the game when his side were 2-0 down, Cavani provided a much-needed injection of creativty.

The 33-year-old experienced forward set team-mate Bruno Fernandes up before going on to score two brilliant headers himself with his second coming just moments before the final whistle.

Speaking after his side’s dramatic 3-2 comeback, Solskjaer was quick to praise his new marksman as he compared the South American’s movement inside the box to some advice Sir Alex Ferguson had once given him all those years ago.

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