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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compares Edinson Cavani to NFL superstar Tom Brady


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United have their own Tom Brady at the club, in the form of veteran striker Edinson Cavani.

Brady, 43, joined the Glazer Buccaneers family from Tampa Bay in March 2020 and on Sunday will look to lead them to Super Bowl LV victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

And Solskjaer compared the NFL star’s influence and commitment he showed at the Buccaneers to that of Cavani has been with United since joining in October.

Edinson Cavani
Cavani scored a brace from the bench earlier in the season to claim a 3-2 win at Southampton | Mike Hewitt / Getty Images

The Norwegian manager said (via Independent): “For me the big learning of this is the story of Tom Brady, what he does to continue at such an age and be so professional, he came to the club and brought them to the club. Super Bowl.

“It’s not him alone of course, but we tell our young players to be at the top level, it’s not just a natural talent, it’s dedication, hard work, focus . We have the example of Edinson coming in for us and how much a player can influence a team.

The 33-year-old Uruguayan joined the Red Devils in a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain earlier in the season and has since scored six goals – the last one in Tuesday night’s 9-0 win over Southampton.

Solskjaer also revealed that he maintains an open dialogue with the Buccaneers, thanks to the Glazer family bond: “I think when you operate at the top, you try to expand your horizon and have a network that you talk to and I am very happy The glaziers and owners are playing the Super Bowl this weekend. “

As Brady and the Buccaneers fight for the NFL’s top prize on Sunday, Ole’s spirit will be firmly determined to build on their record-breaking victory over the Saints (Southampton, not New Orleans) as they host Everton on Saturday night, looking momentarily to close the gap with Premier League leaders Manchester City.