Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has been urged to leave Manchester United by compatriot and former Premier League star Gus Poyet.
The 34-year-old was convinced to sign a one-year contract extension at Old Trafford earlier this year, but there is no denying that he has fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur player Poyet, who made 26 caps for his country, believes Ronaldo’s arrival will have an effect on Cavani’s game time and therefore feels he needs to depart the club in January.
“[Cavani] was unlucky, because without Ronaldo coming in, he was playing as [Man United’s] main striker,” Poyet told TalkSPORT. “The decision of Juventus, Manchester City getting involved, incredibly went against one person especially – and that was Cavani.
“Maybe he should move in January. From the outside, I don’t know him, but if I was him, seeing how things are now, and seeing him not getting to 90 minutes for the national team because he’s not playing – maybe.”
After the game against Everton as everyone jumped down the manager’s throat for benching Cristiano Ronaldo, ultimately many forgot how we were leading the match before the Portuguese superstar made his way onto the pitch.
Cavani is simply another player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to find room for because he’s that good. The same applies for Mason Greenwood, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford – and it’s a wonderful dilemma for a manager to have!