Ole is glad Edinson provides competition, experience and a different alternative to our other forwards. So far, the Uruguayan has scored three times for the Reds.
“He’s got all the attributes for a top-class footballer,” explained the manager.
“And human being.
”He’s had a great career and scored goals wherever he’s been. He’s so professional, so meticulous in his preparation, in his recovery, what he does at meal-times, before the game, during the game. So I was surprised when he didn’t have his boots on when the second half started. Also, to have a focal point in the box is important for us, we’ve not really had that since Romelu [Lukaku] left. Anthony [Martial], Marcus [Rashford], Mason [Greenwood], they’re different types of forwards. He gives us a great balance and a mix, so we wanted to mix it up and had an impact.
The next chance for Edinson to add to his goal tally will be on Wednesday when his former club, Paris Saint-Germain, visit Old Trafford for the fifth group game in Group H. Ole’s men only need a point to secure qualification to the knock-out phase. Kick-off is 20:00 GMT.