Edinson Cavani faces a race against time to be fit for Manchester United’s Premier League trip to Chelsea today with the Uruguayan keen to play an active part in training before returning to the side. The striker still hadn’t trained with his teammates before the draw with Real Sociedad and Solskjaer revealed Cavani is a player keen to go through a hard training session before playing, which could mean he remains absent against a Chelsea side managed by his former Paris St-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Honestly, I hope but I don’t know. I have got to say he has still not trained with the team and he is one of those who want to train really hard before he plays,” Solskjaer said of Cavani’s fitness. Hopefully he will say to me on Saturday ‘I am ready but I don’t know because has not trained with us.”
United have been beset by injuries of late and Paul Pogba has missed five games with a thigh injury and he is not due back this weekend. Pogba’s injury came at a time when he was producing his best form for United for two years, but Solskjaer is confident he can hit his stride again after his recovery.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Paul was really coming to his best, his form was brilliant, his fitness was brilliant. Of course it was a big blow for us to lose him now in this important period but hopefully after the international break at least, so in April, May, we have got Paul back, hopefully before. But when he comes back, he is going to be a fresh addition.”
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