The 33-year-old arrived as a free agent on deadline day, having left Paris Saint-Germain over the summer, and has been working towards full fitness after not playing since March when the coronavirus crisis cancelled the Ligue 1 season.
Cavani came off the bench in the 58th minute in Saturday’s 0-0 draw, entering the fray alongside Paul Pogba, and nearly scored with his very first touch while he provided a more fixed presence inside the box.
Solskjaer was happy with what the veteran striker showed in his 30 minutes on the pitch and believes Cavani will only get better as he gets more game time under his belt.
Speaking at his post-match press conference, Solskjaer said of the Uruguayan: ‘Well you know he’s been out for a little while and he had a nice run towards the near post, a nice little flick almost scored there.
‘He showed he was a presence in the box, I think it was Thiago Silva who had a nice block from him.
‘He’s got clever movements, great runs, he’s an experienced centre-forward.
‘And the more we get the ball into him in and around the box, we’ll get some goals from him.’
Speaking to Match of the Day, he added: ‘He gives us something different to what we have of course. We now have a centre-forward who is different to the ones we already had.’