Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised veteran striker Edinson Cavani for impressing him with the best training performance he has seen as United manager in the build-up to our morale-boosting 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday evening.
Prior to the game against Spurs, the Uruguayan had started just one Premier League game this season.
However, he was also impressive on his return to the starting XI and put in a stellar performance with a goal to his name much to the delight of Solskjaer.
“The experience came through,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.
“I was told it’s the oldest team I’ve picked for Man United and it was time for it, put it that way.
“I’ve been here more or less three years now as a manager and Tuesday’s training performance by Edinson Cavani is probably the best performance anyone has put in to a training session here. The old men led from the front.”
Meanwhile, they match marked the first time the Norwegian played Cavani and Ronaldo up front together in a 5-3-2 setup. It worked well as both players scored to relieve the pressure on the Norwegian.
“They play well together,” said Solskjaer. “They have loads of respect for each other, of course.
“We’ve got loads and loads of talented players and to learn from those two, they’ve got to learn as quick as they can because the quality and work rate they put in is second to none.”