Manchester United have been dealt another injury blow in attack, with Edinson Cavani being ruled out for the Red Devils’ trip to face AC Milan in the UEFA Europa League.
The striker’s latest problem is a huge blow to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he attempts to plot a route through to the Europa League quarter-finals.
The Uruguayan has had quite the impact at Old Trafford this season having scored seven goals and notched two assists in all competitions. As a matter of fact, only three players in the entire United squad, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have contributed more for the Red Devils throughout the campaign.
His manager has certainly been impressed with the former Paris Saint Germain man, praising how “meticulous” Cavani is.
However, with him now ruled out for the away leg in Milan, the Red Devils will, of course, be missing his nous, his guile and his experience of playing against Milan, with the 34-year-old having scored against the Rossoneri four times in his career.
Another damaging aspect of his injury will be the impact on the frontline. With Anthony Martial also out, this would suggest that Mason Greenwood and Daniel James will once again take their places in the Red Devils’ attack.
This is not all too inspiring considering that the young duo have only managed to get on the scoresheet once between them in the UEFA Europa League so far this season.
Considering United need to score at least one goal to have any hope of progressing to the quarter-finals, that is not a record that will breed much confidence in the club’s fans.
Cavani, rated at £10.8m, will, of course, be a huge miss for United then in more ways than one and Solskjaer will be gutted not to have the experienced ace available tonight.