Although we didn’t emerge from Boxing Day with three points at the King Power Stadium, having drawn 2-2 with Leicester, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be happy with what hey saw from Manchester United’s attacking players on the day.
Edinson Cavani had an instant impact when he came on as a substitute, assisting Bruno Fernandes for United’s second goal of the day.
Still, Cavani has more work to do in order to get into United legend Paul Scholes’ favoured attack.
“Leaving the best players out, I wasn’t really including Cavani in that,” Scholes told BT Sport, as per Daily Mirror. “I know he’s a top centre-forward but he’s coming to the end of his career now.
“I was thinking more Mason Greenwood. I know he didn’t come into the game today, but I think when those three start together, Greenwood, Martial, Rashford with Fernandes in behind, I don’t think anybody can handle that. I think it’s too good.
“It’s great to have Cavani coming on as an option, as he did, and there will be some games he can play.”
Greenwood is arguably the best finisher at the club, excluding Cavani, but we’ve been saying that since he broke into the first team under Solskjaer. If he keeps getting better the English youngster could become one of the best finishers in world football.
If the manager can get three of his four attackers scoring freely United stand a great chance this season, but I would’ve opted for Greenwood to start yesterday because defenders don’t know what to do with him.
Against Wolves maybe?