Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was pleased with the Manchester United impact of Edinson Cavani and thinks the veteran striker still has years left at the top.
During the Uruguay international’s successful start to life at the 20-time league champions, questions about the shrewdness of signing a 33-year-old on deadline day after months without a club were extinguished.
On and off the field for United, Cavani has made an impact, scoring four goals in 13 appearances after signing a season-long contract with another year’s option.
It seems a matter of when the extension clause is activated by the Red Devils rather than whether, as they have done with so many other contracts in recent years, and Solskjaer claims that Cavani can still shine for a few seasons.
Asked if he wanted to keep Cavani, who turns 34 in February, for another season, and if he felt he might, the United boss said, “At the moment, it looks like he has a few years left in him, so I wouldn’t say anything else.”
When he came here, he had a great influence, so let’s concentrate on improving everyone as well. Yet he has a few more years left in him.’
When Wolves visit Old Trafford on Tuesday, Cavani is pushing for only his second Premier League debut. He is fresh from assisting in the 2-2 Boxing Day draw at Leicester with an immediate impact off the bench.