Ole: Mason's goal reminded me of Edi

Monday 05 April 2021 10:00

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels Sunday's Premier League win over Brighton & Hove Albion was further proof that our attackers are learning from the experience of Edinson Cavani.

In particular, Ole highlighted Mason Greenwood's match-winning header as an example of the attacking instincts Cavani has helped to instil in the side.

Greenwood headed home in the 83rd minute to help guide United to a 2-1 victory over Graham Potter's men.

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Highlights: United 2 Brighton 1

Goals from Rashford and Greenwood helped United recover from an early setback against Brighton in April 2021...

It was Mason's first league goal since the start of December, and his sixth goal of the campaign after he registered a blistering haul of 17 last season, during his maiden full term in the senior side.

But Solskjaer dismisses the modern-day obsession with statistics and is pleased to see Greenwood learning from a goalscoring master in Cavani.

The United boss likened Mason’s reaction finish against Brighton to a headed conversion by our Uruguayan at St Mary’s against Southampton, in United’s 3-2 comeback win last November.

“The world nowadays is so into stats, goals, assists and this and that, but the boy has played fantastic in the last two or three months,” Solskjaer told an after-match press conference.

“He’s really matured and come on. Today as well, taking the ball well, taking people on, he hits the post and one is just over the bar.

Flick to 1:48 to see Edi's header against the Saints.

“If he keeps learning and improving he'll score loads of goals. We know that. He's a lethal finisher, but if he scores these type of goals that'll add another dimension to his game.

“I'm very pleased for him to get the winner in the way he did, learning from Edinson, for example.

“He [Cavani] is one of those strikers and it reminded me of one of his goals he scored against Southampton.”