Paul Merson has sensationally urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to use Marcus Rashford from the bench once again, following his impressive hat-trick against RB Leipzig in the Champions League. That would pose too much of a gamble, but there is one player who could prove to be the perfect super-sub for Manchester United.
It’s a role Solskjaer knows all too well from his playing days under Sir Alex Ferguson, having scored a last-gasp winner in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich at the Nou Camp.
During that era, United were well stocked in attack and had a number of top-class options at their disposal in the form of Solskjaer, Teddy Sherringham, Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole.
Although there is now more variation and flexibility, the same rings true when it comes to United’s current attacking options.
Solskjaer already has a clear idea about his best front three which consists of Marcus Rashford from the left, Anthony Martial through the middle and Mason Greenwood from the right.
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It just goes to show that no matter how old Cavani may be, he will always pose a goal threat.
He is Paris Saint-Germain’s all-time top goalscorer and will go down in history as one of the best strikers of the past decade having conquered France, Italy and international football for his country.
While he may not get the minutes he’d hoped for, he can still have a big impact for the side.
For now, he may just have to take on the role as super-sub and there is no better man for the job in Solskjaer’s squad, given his pedigree.