Edinson Cavani inspired a dramatic comeback win for Manchester United against Southampton as the Red Devils overcame a two goal deficit to win the game in the stoppage time.
Cavani, who was introduced in the second half put in an impressive performance by providing one assist and scoring two goals, including the winner in stoppage time. Manchester United captain Harry Maguire feels Cavani is performing at a different level that not many strikers can reach. Manchester United signed the Uruguayan on a free transfer this summer after failing to secure any of their intended targets.
There were doubts whether the striker could perform at 33 years of age in a physically challenging Premier League. However, the United frontman’s performance against Southampton has proved the doubters wrong, and Maguire says the striker’s qualities were known to everyone at Manchester United from their training sessions. Speaking to MUTV Maguire said “I am so pleased for him. He has been without a club for a few months so he is coming in and catching up. He is a great professional, he is great to have around the place, he is great in the dressing room and I think you saw what he brings to the club. His movement when the ball is wide is to a level that not many strikers can reach. He is always on the move, always getting across people and that’s why he has always scored goals.”
“So if there are any strikers out here wanting to learn and watch, I am sure they are studying his movement and what he has done in his career. He is great for our strikers to learn from him in training, because he is a nightmare to mark in training as well. Every day he is making those runs across you and we have seen today his movement is very, very good.“