Solskjaer rates Edinson Cavani’s chances of playing against Chelsea

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken out on the possibility of Edinson Cavani making his debut for the club against Chelsea.

We welcome Frank Lampard’s side to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday, and the Norwegian is hopeful the Uruguayan is match-fit to play.

Cavani wasn’t sharp enough to face PSG in midweek but has improved since then, so Ole hopes the striker will be ready to feature on the weekend.

“Of course where he’s been away from football for so long, he needed a pre-season,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said of Edinson Cavani’s potential involvement against Chelsea on Saturday, as quoted by Sky Sports.

“He’s naturally fit and he’s been looking after himself. He had two weeks in quarantine but we did provide him with all the facilities – the gym and a treadmill – and he posted (online) a few running sessions that he did.

“There is your foundation. Now when he comes in with us he’s getting more football and more training sessions individualised so he feels more ready to train with the team and then play with the team.

“He’s been very meticulous and very methodical in his training and his preparation. He didn’t feel ready for the PSG game because it was too early for him. He hadn’t done enough sharpness work, but he’s managed to do that this week and let’s see if that means he’s ready for the Chelsea game – I’m hopeful.”

The Uruguayan signed joined the club on a free transfer on transfer deadline day. He had to quarantine for two weeks after his arrival in England due to Covid-19 protocols and is yet to make his debut appearance for the Red Devils.

With Anthony Martial unavailable to face the Blues due to suspension, it is likely we might see Cavani make his long-awaited Manchester United debut.