Edinson cavani (34 years old) was the main victim of the return of Cristiano Ronaldo (36) to Manchester United last August. The Uruguayan, who landed free at Old Trafford in the summer of 2020 after having finished his contract with him Paris Saint-Germain, aimed to be the starting striker of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season. But the return of Christian it changed everything.
To get started, Cavani He decided to give him the ‘7’ that he wore in his first year in England to the Portuguese and went on to wear the ’21’, a number that he usually wears with the Uruguayan team. But beyond this merely marketinian question, the role of the Uruguayan soccer player in the Red Devils has taken a 180 degree turn with the return of the prodigal son to Manchester, as evidenced by the fact that in this start of the season he has only played 119 ‘divided into four games -three Premier and one Champions League-. Cavani he only started one of them.
«Without Cristiano he was the main striker»
That is why his compatriot Gustavo Poyet recommended that you abandon the discipline of Manchester United. «He had bad luck, without Cristiano he was the main striker. If I were him, seeing how things are now and seeing that he does not complete at 90 minutes with the national team because he is not playing … Maybe he should leave in January», said the former technician of the Betis in ‘talkSPORT’.
In his first campaign as ‘Red Devil’, Cavani He played a total of 39 matches in all competitions, scoring 17 goals.