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Solskjaer hails Cristiano Ronaldo & Edinson Cavani following Man United's 3-0 win over Tottenham

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani started together for the first time in Man United's win over Tottenham
Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani started together for the first time in Man United's win over Tottenham / Visionhaus/GettyImages
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Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani following their performance in the Red Devils' 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday.

The two veterans stars started upfront together for the first time as Solskjaer fielded his oldest United XI to date, with both of them scoring a goal each as their side cruised to an easy win on the night.

Solskjaer who went into the game amid huge pressure following United's 5-0 thrashing of Liverpool, believes that the experience on the pitch paid dividends for them against Tottenham.

"Apart from maybe the first six or seven minutes. The experience came through. I've been more or less three years as a manager and Tuesday's training performance by Cavani was probably the best I've seen from anybody," he said post the game.

"Ronaldo and Cavani play well together. They've got loads of respect for each other. The quality they put in is second to none. They were playing for the club no matter what. It's about improving as a group. If one of them don't give what they have for Man United they won't get to play."

The much needed win for United ensured that they jumped to fifth in the Premier League table, with 17 points from 10 games, eight behind table toppers, Chelsea.

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