Paris Saint Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has suggested that Edinson Cavani is still as hungry as ever for goals as he prepares to come up against his former player on Tuesday evening.
The Parisians clash with Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League at the Parc des Princes, with Cavani preparing to make his first appearance for the Red Devils having signed on a free transfer in the summer on a one-year-deal.
The Uruguayan, who netted 200 goals in 301 appearances for the French giants since signing from Napoli is still one of the top forwards in world football even at the age of 33, according to Tuchel.
Talking in his pre-match press conference, he said: “They’ve got a great personality, like with many of the biggest players of the game. It’s the same with Edi.
“Very polite, almost a bit shy. Hard, hard worker. He will be there in every training (session) first minute until last minute. Every game from first second until last second. You can totally rely on him.
“He’s living for goals, living for scoring. When he scores, when he has the confidence, he’s one of the (best) number nines in world football.”
Cavani can be backed at a price of 9/1 with Paddy Power to score the opening goal in what is surely set to be an emotional evening at the Parc des Princes.