Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has conducted his pre-match press conference ahead of the visit of Sheffield United tomorrow night.
The briefing was streamed at 1:30pm on the club’s official app, where Solskjaer was asked about Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood.
He was full of praise for the experienced Uruguayan, who he said Greenwood is learning all the time from.
Solskjaer added that Greenwood can be very important in the months ahead if he builds on his performance and goal against Liverpool on Sunday.
“We think Mason is going to be very important in the second half of the season,” said Solskjaer. “But it’s not going to happen by itself just because he played a good game and scored.
“Mason has grown, matured, and he’s been training with Edinson Cavani for half a season now. I’m very confident that Mason will chip in with goals and assists.”
On Cavani, he added: “What he brings is, you know when a striker of that age runs almost 12km… he chases down the centre-back, their keeper, tackles the centre-midfielders…
“He makes a mistake against Liverpool and he’s the closest to winning it back in his own 18 yard-box. His reaction, his work-rate, his habits, his humility… I can go on and on.
“His experience and attitude has been a lesson for every single one of us.”
Cavani and Greenwood are at the opposite ends of their careers but both can have a huge impact for United between now and the end of the season.
The Uruguayan is so professional, so fit and so willing to work hard for the benefit of the team that Greenwood cannot help but learn from him.
Perhaps the presence of an experienced goal-getter takes some pressure off Greenwood, but there is still emphasis on the Englishman to build on his tally in the second half of the season.
The pair are perhaps the deadliest finishers at the club, and both will be hoping to find the back of the net against Sheffield United tomorrow night.
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