Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted to see Edinson Cavani score a crucial equaliser against Fulham in the first half.

The United boss was seen quietly celebrating on the touchline as Cavani rifled home a shot from close range after Alphonse Areola tipped Bruno Fernandes’ shot into his path.

This was Cavani’s fifth goal for United. He now has more than Radamel Falcao managed during his stint at Old Trafford.

Solskjaer spoke highly of Cavani’s goal after United’s 2-1 victory. He also said he wanted to see him provided with better service.

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Solskjaer told the club website: “That’s a centre-forward’s goal and you’ve got to be there to score. That’s what he does.

“If you just watch him, if you have a player cam on him, his movement is incredible, fantastic.

“We’ve just got to get used to using him more. In the second half when he gets his header, what a save by Areola. So it’s good to have different options up front.”

 

Crucial player

Cavani’s movement and work rate was crucial and it is just a shame he is 33 not 23. But he doesn’t look it or play like it. The Uruguayan puts everything into each performance. United have to manage his minutes carefully.

When he does play, Cavani is having an impact. He has started four Premier League games, and United have won all four.

There is no better sight in football at the moment from a United perspective than Cavani’s archer celebration.

Against Fulham he had two shots, and he landed both on target, scoring one.

The challenge for United is to supply him more frequently, and get into a situation where Cavani is having five or six shots a game.

As a former striker himself, Solskjaer clearly appreciates what Cavani brings to the team. And the beauty of it is, he is only just getting started at United.

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