Sat. Jan 23rd, 2021

Man Utd


Harry Maguire identifies what Edinson Cavani has given Manchester United

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Harry Maguire hailed Edinson Cavani’s forward movement as some of the best he’s come across after the striker played a starring role in Manchester United’s victory at Southampton.

Cavani came on as a half-time substitute against Saints and bagged two goals to help United fight back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 on the South Coast.

It is the second game in succession in which Cavani has proven key to a United win, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made it four wins on the bounce in all competitions.

United skipper Maguire spoke to the BBC after the win about the qualities Cavani has brought to Old Trafford.

“His movement is excellent in the box,” said Maguire. “It’s the best I’ve played in during training. He is on the move constantly. We know what he has got and can bring to this club. It’s important he kicks on now because he’s a top, top player.”

Maguire insisted that, despite trailing 2-0 to goals from Jan Bednarek and James Ward-Prowse, that United felt comfortable in the game and were always confident they could win.

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“We have created numerous chances,” he said. “We felt we were hard done by with the scoreline at half time. We gave them two bad goals really. We knew we had to keep going. The next goal was crucial. We had that belief and confidence. Thankfully Edinson put it in the back of the net.

“It’s strange because 2-0 down at half-time we felt like we were still in the game. We knew we were causing problems. In the first half we had really good chances. We knew we had to improve, play with more intensity and take our chances. When it got to 2-2 it felt like only one team would win the game.”

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