Although Cavani still has unquestionable quality, United could do worse than sanction an early exit for the Uruguyan veteran.
His absence would, at the least, remove an obstacle for Greenwood; even if selling him wouldn’t completely resolve the current issues surrounding the striker.
It doesn’t make sense to have two veteran strikers vying for a spot right now given the bundle of young attacking talent that United currently boast.
Facilitating a move for Cavani could also give Ralf Rangnick the nudge he needs to turn to Greenwood on a more frequent basis.
Greenwood was a key player for United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer; even if Ronaldo’s arrival did nudge him slightly down the pecking order.
But that hasn’t been the case during the early days of Rangnick’s tenure.
It’s imperative for Manchester United’s future that he attempts to change that.
United may not be able to soothe Greenwood’s concerns over Ronaldo’s influence, but they can do something to appease his frustrations over a lack of actions – even if that means sacrificing a diligent attacking deputy in the form of Cavani.