Solskjaer urged to drop Man United star against Liverpool
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Solskjaer urged to drop Man United star against Liverpool

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Edinson Cavani and hand Mason Greenwood a starting role against Liverpool. 

United will travel to Anfield to face defending champions Liverpool this Sunday and Scholes says he would like to see his former club returning to its attacking setup. The England international is hopeful his old teammate will bring back Greenwood into the side in the place of Cavani. 

Speaking to ESPN, Scholes said, "I think Ole really needs to start playing Mason more regularly now," he told ESPN.

"He will score goals whenever he gets chances and is the type of striker who could be hitting 25-30 a season when he gets more experience."

"But he isn’t going to score if he isn’t playing, and he’s at a stage where he needs to be out there. It’s similar to Phil Foden earlier this season at Man City – Pep Guardiola was holding him back, but he obviously had the talent to play a key role and he is showing that now. Mason is at the same level."

"Cavani has surprised me. I thought he had run out of steam at Paris Saint-Germain, but I still don’t think he is a player who should be starting. He is the guy you bring off the bench in the final 20 minutes when you need a goal, and I think that has been evident in the games he has started when he hasn’t looked quite so sharp."

"People think I don’t like Martial, but I actually really rate him. I just think, right now, his confidence has gone a bit and he needs to build it up again."

The Red Devils are currently on top of the table with 36 points, three above second-placed, and the defending champions Liverpool. 

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