Manchester United are still waiting for Edinson Cavani to make his first start of the season.

Cavani has made only one appearance to date, as a late substitute in the win at Wolves.

He since suffered a fitness setback and has not been pictured back in training.

Cavani was not in the matchday squad for last night’s Carabao Cup tie against West Ham.

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This was despite Solskjaer telling his press conference last week that he hoped Cavani would be involved.

Speaking to MUTV before kicks off last night, Solskjaer said Cavani still has more work to do.

Solskjaer said: “He has not trained enough to be part of this. He is working hard and he knows his body better than anyone. He will put his hand up when he is ready.”

Frustrating wait

Cavani’s second season at United is yet to get up and running. It is a hugely frustrating scenario which justifies the club’s decision to go and sign Cristiano Ronaldo.

 

As Solskjaer points out, Cavani will know when he is ready, and he won’t want to spend the season on the sidelines.

The worry for United is that there is no clear indication from Solskjaer on a return date, almost like he has given up predicting when it might be.

United face Aston Villa at the weekend, then Villarreal, before taking on Everton, and then we hit the next international break.

Cavani skipped the last qualifiers with Uruguay, but it is totally unclear what the situation may be in October with South American players.

The frustrating aspect is we know Cavani will be worth the wait, he showed that last season when he kicked on towards the second half of the campaign.

It is just fortunate he has become a luxury at United rather than a player we are depending on.

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