Cavani breaks silence on CR7 return

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Manchester United forward Edinson Cavani has broken his silence on Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Old Trafford.   

The Uruguayan has made just four appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side in the 2021/22 campaign, with his only start coming in the 1-1 draw with Everton on Saturday. 

Cavani's time on the pitch against the Toffees ended after 57 minutes, when Ronaldo came on to replace him, and it appears that the forward, who was once a key player at the Theatre of Dreams, has fallen down the pecking order following the Portugal captain's return to the club in the latest transfer window. 

However, the former Paris Saint-Germain attacker has now insisted he is happy to fight for a place in Solskjaer's strongest starting XI, despite having to give up the iconic No. 7 shirt for the Portuguese forward and with various reports linking him with a loan move to Barcelona in the recent window. 

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"Those are things that happen, a lot of debate is created, but football is football and you don't have to turn it around too much, it's not because one or the other is there," Cavani told El Observador. 

"The important thing is to be prepared for when it's your turn, you always want to play, he wants to be there forever, but that is not going to change my way of thinking or acting. 

"In football, you have to always be ready. It's one of the keys at the top level. 

"Sometimes you play more, sometimes you play less, managers make decisions, but that doesn't stop the work to always be competitive. 

"The league has just started and I need to be ready, not quite like last year, but I'm there to be a part of it." 

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