The experienced Uruguayan played absolutely no part in pre-season and only recently arrived back in Manchester.
United were missing many first-team players from this summer’s set of friendlies due to their international stars featuring in the Euros as well as the Copa America.
Cavani was crucial to Solskjaer’s side’s success last season and many fans were delighted when he agreed to stay for another year.
Cavani has been informed by United that he can return to training at a certain time on Tuesday
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The Peoples Person previously covered Cavani news when it was revealed he was allowed an extended holiday as part of his new contract agreement, in order to spend time with his family who had been apart from him for around two years.
In theory, if he returns to training on Tuesday then that should see him fit enough to make the bench for the clash vs Southampton.
Mason Greenwood led the line against Leeds United on Saturday and it’s safe to say he staked a claim to the striker position in the 5-1 drubbing.
Cavani successfully fought off Anthony Martial last season for that role and so he won’t be scared of this new challenge.
Solskjaer will undoubtedly rely on his experience and natural goalscoring in what will be a long campaign ahead.
The legendary Norwegian’s personal touch with Cavani will certainly pay off when the talented forward repays the faith shown in him.