Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compared the impact of Edinson Cavani at Manchester United to that of Teddy Sheringham at Old Trafford in the late 90s.
Sheringham joined United at the age of 29 in 1999 and used his experience to help develop young forwards on Sir Alex Ferguson’s side – including Solskjaer himself.
The Red Devils signed Cavani – who turns 34 in February – in the 2020 summer transfer window, and Solskjaer says he has a similar influence as Sheringham on young forwards Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
“Teddy came in 1997 with his experience and I learned a lot from him. I think that he [Edinson Cavani] came and was almost a similar type of influence, ”Solskjaer told Sky Sports.
“We were young forwards learning Teddy, now Cavani has Mason, Marcus and Anthony learning from him. Edinson was a great addition.
“He sets an example, he exercises his profession in a professional manner. It’s his passion, he loves football, he loves working hard for the team. It’s never me before the others, the team is always the first.
“If he makes a mistake, he’s the one who always tries to make up for it. If he runs to the near post and misses, he will do it again and again. He believes in what he did all his football. life.”
Sheringham spent four years at Old Trafford, scoring 46 goals in 153 appearances in all competitions for the club – including the famous stoppage equalizer against Bayern Munich in United’s famous 1999 Champions League triumph.
In his four years at United, the England striker won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League.
Cavani has five goals for United so far this season and is under contract with United until the summer of 2021, with the option of an additional year.