Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani are two of the best goalscorers in the history of the game. And now, they find themselves together at Manchester United in the latter phase of their legendary careers.
A lot of questions have been raised regarding the future of Cavani at Manchester United since the arrival of Ronaldo in the summer to complete an incredible Old Trafford return.
Ronaldo is no longer the tricky winger that he was during his first stint at the Theatre of Dreams. He will be playing up front now, which means that Cavani could find himself on the bench very often.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer though appears to be excited about the prospect of the duo partnering up top, especially against teams who are sitting deep and making it difficult for the attack. As reported by Manchester United’s official website, the manager said:
“It’s exciting to see them two together.
“I’m sure that’ll be a good partnership as well, [two players] wanting to be on the end of things. We’ve seen some teams dropping deeper against us, not giving us as much space in behind and that’s definitely two boys you’d like to have around the goal when that’s the scenario.
“I can see them two working well together.”
Can Ronaldo and Cavani form a partnership at Manchester United?
One would not expect the two to play together on most occasions. But there could definitely be times when Solskjaer wants both on the pitch when the Red Devils are struggling to find the back of the net against oppositions with resolute defences.
Will they be able to form a good strike partnership? That remains to be seen. But Ronaldo has always seemed to perform better throughout the course of his career, when he has played along with a world-class striker.
As a result, a potential partnership with Cavani could certainly be interesting. The Uruguayan himself is no stranger to playing with superstars up top as he has had the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Luis Suarez, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe as teammates through the course of his career.
Cavani has had his injury problems recently but now, it looks like he is ready to step on to the pitch once again and after a brilliant 2020/21 season with Manchester United, hopefully he will flourish this time around as well.