Cavani tipped to make major impact

24 December 2020 17:22:12 GMTPlus11

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident that Edinson Cavani will make an even greater impact as his first season at Old Trafford progresses.

The 33-year-old Uruguay international striker has been limited in his game-time for the Red Devils to date, but has still managed to score four times in 12 appearances, eight of which have come as a substitute.

He's scored some very important goals for us and he gives us experience, he gives a lot.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

And, having seen Cavani strike late on in a 2-0 Carabao Cup win at Everton which set up a semi-final showdown with neighbours Manchester City, Solskjaer is expecting much more from the vastly experienced frontman.

He told reporters: "I don't think he has had a slow start. I think he has done really well, he's been excellent. He's obviously been injured, anyone can be injured.

"In the dressing room, his habits that he brings to training, his attitude to the game. You can see how well he looks after himself.

"He's scored some very important goals for us and he gives us experience, he gives a lot. We've been patient with him and I think he's made a big impact."

Joining the two Manchester clubs in the last four of the Carabao Cup are Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford, who will meet in an all-London semi-final.

Spurs secured their progress with a 3-1 victory at Stoke City on Wednesday evening, with the Bees having shocked Newcastle United 1-0 a day earlier.

Tottenham can now be backed at 3/1 to lift the Carabao Cup this season, with Man Utd priced at 7/2 and holders Man City available at 2/7.

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