Edinson Cavani is teaching Manchester United’s young players how to be top professionals, according to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Manchester United secured the signing of the veteran forward on the final day of the transfer window, securing a free transfer deal for Cavani following his departure from Paris Saint-Germain.
The Uruguay international had enjoyed a stellar seven-year spell with the Parisians and became the club’s all-time record goalscorer with 200 goals, in addition to winning six league titles amongst a wealth of major honours.
Cavani’s signing was viewed as a gamble by many given his advancing years, though the 33-year-old has made an impressive start to life in the Premier League with three goals for the season already, including a match-winning double at Southampton last weekend.
Solskjaer believes the arrival of the forward has added some much-needed experience to his emerging side and believes Cavani’s professionalism will have a positive impact on the Red Devils’ youngsters.
“Last season, we were the youngest team in the Premier League and we’ve been looking at ways to improve the squad, either being young talent or experienced ones, or, say, the likes of Bruno,” Solskjaer told the press ahead of tomorrow’s trip to West Ham.
‘The last year with the signings of Bruno, Alex [Telles], Donny [van de Beek], with Edinson being the last one to come in, I think the balance in the squad has been improved. He’s experienced.
‘It’s just, one, his positioning, because he’s a different type of centre-forward and we can play a different way. The other bit is his experience in world football.
‘He has come in and shown the young lads how to live your life and how to have a long career.”