Man Utd hero Edinson Cavani’s persona off the pitch described by Solskjaer

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opened up on Edinson Cavani’s persona away from the football pitch.

Cavani was United match-winner against Southampton as he climbed off the bench to score twice.

It included a stoppage time winner as the Red Devils battled back from 2-0 down to take three points back to Manchester.

And Solskjaer praised the experienced Uruguayan, who signed for United in the summer having left PSG as a free agent.

Solskjaer said: "Great impact of course. He is a number nine who wants to be in between the posts, he is always on the move, he wants to get in front of you and I am very pleased with him.

“On the training pitch, in the dressing room and during meal times, how meticulous he is… He knows what he wants to eat, how much he wants to recover – everything!

“It was top movement and his timing is fantastic. His hunger to get on the end of things is the key for a centre-forward.

“Sometimes it hurts and sometimes it doesn't but to score you have to be in there."

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United legend Roy Keane praised the impact that Cavani had on the Southampton clash having come on at the break.

Working as a pundit for Sky Sports, Keane said: “It was a great contribution when he came on.

“He still has great quality as well as hunger and desire. It was a gamble when he came to the club.

“We saw some bits of Cavani and wondered if he’s still got it? He proved at Southampton he has. He could be a huge signing for Man United.”

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