Manchester United striker, Edinson Cavani, has opened up on what has been a tough start to the season for him.
Cavani made his first start this term in the 1-1 draw with Everton on Saturday, after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the decision to bench Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Uruguayan, who became United’s first-choice striker last season, has now slipped down the pecking order following Ronaldo’s arrival.
Cavani even gave up his no.7 shirt for the 36-year-old Ronaldo.
“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, not quite like last year, but I’m there to be a part of it,” Cavani told El Observador.
When asked about Ronaldo’s arrival, he added: “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.
“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.”