Edinson Cavani has recovered from a groin injury that kept him out of Manchester United’s midweek fixture against Sheffield United and is set to feature against Leeds United this weekend.
The Red Devils have not lacked goals in that time, scoring five goals in three games, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be delighted to have the forward back ahead of a busy run of fixtures over the festive period.
‘Edinson will be available, I think, yeah,’ Solskjaer told a press conference on Friday.
‘He trained this morning so he should be available for the Leeds game.’
The 3-2 victory over Sheffield United on Thursday was testing, but his players came through it unscathed.
‘I don’t think we lost anyone [during the win over Sheffield United]. When you win games, the boys never feel the little knocks and bruises too badly,’ added the Norwegian.
The United manager has a selection headache at centre-back, although not through injury, but because Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe have returned to fitness and are looking to compete with established pairing Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.
‘Victor and Harry have been very consistent, I thought, last season as well, they were excellent,’ Solskjaer said.
‘Eric and Axel had small injuries but are available for us and, for Leeds, I hope so. So let’s see what we do.
‘Obviously, Harry played the most minutes in European football last season, I think. I think he’s enjoying playing.
‘Victor is maturing, growing and getting more and more used to the demands of the Premier League.
‘They’ve been very consistent and I’m very happy with them. It might come to the point where they’ve got to rest, of course.’