Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed Edinson Cavani’s impact on his young players.
Despite not speaking the same language, the 33-year-old is rubbing off on Manchester United’s young players and has given the manager something different to work with as the team attempts to score more goals.
United have the youngest Premier League squad, with emerging talents including Mason Greenwood (19), Brandon Williams (20) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (20).
Cavani is someone you could imagine leads by example. He’s had a terrific career, playing lots of football with few injuries to hinder his goalscoring sprees.
Solskjaer is more than likely hoping Cavani can be the ideal mentor for the likes of fellow striker Greenwood, just as Eric Cantona was for the Class of ’92.
“Last season we were the youngest team in the Premier League and have been looking at ways to improve the squad, young talent or experienced ones and with the signings of Bruno, Donny and Alex and Edinson the balance of the squad has been improved and his positioning,” Solskjaer said, as per Manchester Evening News.
“He’s a different type of centre forward, he can play a different way and his experience in world-football, he’s come in and shown the young lads how to live your life and last your career.”
This will be terrific for many of United’s young players.
Rashford has benefited from working with Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the past, and I’m sure there will be traits he learns from Cavani this season.