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Manchester United legend Michael Owen hails Edinson Cavani

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Former Manchester United and Liverpool striker is all praise for the Red Devils’ newest No 7, claiming that he is going to be a success at Old Trafford.

After being frozen out at PSG last season, Cavani was left without a club going into the summer transfer window as a free agent. He had several offers on the table but finally chose Manchester United as the club he wanted to play for, signing a one year deal with the option to extend an extra year. This was a great deal for the Red Devils as well as they finally got the marquee signing they were looking for, after failing to secure the signature of Dortmund star Jadon Sancho.

Club legend, Michael Owen believes that Cavani suits the kind of football United play, and would greatly improve the team in the final third with those darting runs into the box and the killer instinct to finish off chances.

I love this guy’s movement, he’s my type of striker. I’ve always said half a yard at the near post is better than two or three yards at the back post because invariably the ball doesn’t get there.” said the Englishman when asked about the 33-year old veteran striker by Premier League Productions.
I think he’s gonna score a few. As long as United have pressure on the opponents. They get crosses in. He’s very much an 18-yard box type of striker that makes darting runs.”

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These comments came after watching Cavani don a United shirt for the first time since he signed for the club. The Uruguayan was subbed in just before the hour mark against Chelsea and almost scored with his first touch of the ball as his cheeky flick just missed the near post. He looked sharp the whole time he was on the pitch and made several good near post runs, almost scoring again if it were not for a block by his ex-Parisien teammate Thiago Silva.

Inheriting the No 7. Shirt from the likes of George Best, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and indeed Owen, Cavani will surely have to prove that he is worthy of the honor. But if early signs are something to go by, the veteran striker should fit in just fine at Old Trafford.

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