Uruguayan veteran striker Edinson Cavani has surprised Manchester United by saying the club’s young forwards are not obliged to shadow his methods.
The 34-year-old arrived in Manchester to score goals, and equally inspire the likes of Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial with his wisdom.
“Honestly speaking, I don’t really like to just give out advice. I’m just here to do my absolute best and to support this team and to leave everything I have out on the field, whether that’s in a game or a training session,” Cavani told Man United’s media.
“Then, if a young player comes up and asks me something or they see me do things during a training session that they’d like to incorporate into their game, then that’s great. I believe that there are lessons all around you, not just from players in your own position. You can always take the best bits from someone else and see if they work for you in your own game.
“If they want to take something I say or do on board and take it as an example to use in their future development, then I’d be very happy, because it’s important to leave something positive behind,” he concluded.