Edinson Cavani inspires the next generation of Manchester United stars – even though he doesn't speak the same language.
United currently have the youngest team in the Premier League, with emerging talents such as Mason Greenwood, 19, Brandon Williams, 20, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 22.
Although Cavani is not yet fluent in English, United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said the 33-year-old was leading by example and being the perfect mentor to his compatriot striker Greenwood, just as Eric Cantona was for the class. from 92.
“Edinson has lived it all in football,” Solskjaer said. “The challenge with him, with Brandon and Mason, is the language barrier.
“Edinson doesn't speak much English yet. He learns. But they can see by his commitment, his desire, every day in formation.
“In the team, you need a mix, a balance between experience and youth. For our young players, they have excellent role models like Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, David de Gea, Edinson, the over 30s.
“We don't have a lot of them but they are very important. I love the youth, I love the enthusiasm, the passion, but you also need this experience. That's why we brought Edinson.
After the heroics of his first season, when he plundered 17 goals, Greenwood endured a tough second full campaign.