Manchester United boss Olé Gunnar Solskjaer has backed Edinson Cavani to thrive against Paris Saint-Germain, when we play them in the reverse fixture of our group game in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.
The comments come amid calls for the Uruguayan to be suspended from the premier league, after making an alleged ‘racist’ remark on Sunday.
According to the Norwegian, he believes Cavani is ready to go, and whatever has happened will not affect his mind.
“He is ready to play and of course it’s special for him to play against PSG, his old club where he is the top scorer, so that will affect him mentally,” he said.
“But from knowing him, that will give him energy. He is so professional. And he will work on his mindset today to get ready for the game.
“He has learned a lesson. It might affect him, but he will have to put that to one side when the game is on. The best players can put those things aside.”
Cavani didn’t play against PSG weeks ago because he’s just joined United, and needed train with the team some more. But he’s expected to start on Wednesday, after his brilliant performance against Southampton last weekend.