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Solskjaer reveals reason for Cavani’s absence against his former club

Edinson Cavani will have to wait until the weekend to make his debut for Manchester United. The new signing was cleared for training on Sunday and has already completed his first sessions with the club. He was then missing from the United squad that traveled to Paris to face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. On the press conference ahead of the tie at the Parc des Princes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explained why Cavani will not be able to play against his former club.

“He’s naturally fit. He is fit enough but he needs to play football with the rest of the players and be in those kinds of situations. Of course, you can’t live on memory, really, because it’s been a while. He’s very thorough, professional and he knows what he needs and what he wants. He still hasn’t ticked all the boxes before he’s available to play.”

While Cavani is out of contention for United, Solskjaer is excited about the prospect that Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial will be playing on their home soil. “I think it will inspire everyone. Paul and Anthony being back home, it adds a little bit of spice. French players want to do well in this fantastic stadium. Everyone’s ready.”

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