Rio Ferdinand revels in Edinson Cavani praise after brilliant Southampton

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United great Rio Ferdinand reminded everyone of his ability to see the potential in Edinson Cavani even before news broke over a transfer.

The experienced Uruguayan rightfully gained plenty of plaudits for his match-winning performance vs Southampton.

United found themselves 2-0 down at the break and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacted by bringing Cavani on for the second half.

It’s safe to say the former PSG man had the desired effect after scoring a brace and assisting the third in a sensational 3-2 victory.

Had it not been for Cavani then the Red Devils may never have secured their comeback win and Solskjaer’s position as manager may have been under serious threat again.

The Mirror article that Ferdinand is referencing can be seen here and it mentions how he reached out to Cavani to see if he’d be interested in signing for Manchester United long before there was any desire from the club.

Fans have been impressed with the powerful striker since he’s joined as it’s clear to see he offers something different to the club’s current options.

Neither Marcus Rashford nor Anthony Martial would’ve made the kind of runs he did that saw him score his brace in crucial moments of the game.

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