Manchester United boss, Olé Gunnar Solskjaer, has expressed belief some of his attacking players can learn a thing or two about how to be a top 9 from Edinson Cavani— one of the best to ever do it.
Cavani joined United from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, after scoring 200 times for the French side in just 301 appearances.
So far, the Uruguayan has not gotten into his stride yet for United, but Solskjaer believes the likes of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial can learn from him.
Speaking recently to the media, the Norwegian said, “Yeah, the game against Istanbul, they had the spaces that we felt was going to suit that set-up.
“When you look into games, you look at your own team but how the opposition set up and I think that game suited Marcus on the right and Anthony on the left.
“Mason can definitely develop into a top number nine, he has one of the top number nines of world football over the last 10 years to learn from now, Edinson. That goes for Anthony, him and Marcus.
“Edinson has come in and shown a different way of playing as a nine to what we’ve had at the club for a while, so they can learn from him, definitely, but they are all capable in playing in all those positions, so that’s a nice skill to have.”
So far, Rashford appears to be the only forward impressing in front of goal this season, but of course, it’s still early days, and the others can still improve.