Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted fans may see plenty more of Edinson Cavani after his match-winning performance vs Southampton.
Fans were thoroughly pleased by the experienced Uruguayan’s impact as he managed to score twice and assist a teammate in the 3-2 win.
United found themselves trailing at the break by two goals and Cavani was brought on in the second half to great effect.
Solskjaer’s decision to haul off Mason Greenwood at half-time for the former PSG man proved to be the correct call and supporters are calling for him to start more often.
Cavani was signed on deadline day on a free transfer and he appears to have settled in better than some had expected.
Solskjaer on Cavani: 'To have a focal point in the box… we've not really had that since Romelu left. It gives us a great balance and a mix.' #mufc
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) November 29, 2020
However, it’s clear Cavani is head and shoulders above both in terms of being a pure striker with ridiculous movement on the pitch.
His instinct as a forward is more refined and he’s better at sniffing out danger than his teammates.
At the same time, Cavani is also capable of moving out wide to make room for onrushing teammates and he’s good at dropping deep and linking play too.
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