In August, The Athletic reported that United held doubts over Cavani’s fitness amid his desire to regularly represent his nation on international duty.
Adding to Martial’s poor showing at St Mary’s, those concerns would’ve significantly contributed to the club’s late push to sign Ronaldo.
Whilst Solskjaer has stated he hopes Cavani won’t be sidelined for long, Ronaldo will be ready to cement his place as the sole striker.
If the Portuguese icon hadn’t have returned, confidence would be lower if Martial was the player to step in as the number nine.
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