Owen tips Cavani for success at Man Utd on two conditions

Date published: Monday 26th October 2020 10:43

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Michael Owen has tipped Edinson Cavani to be a success at Man Utd as long as they “have pressure on the opponents” and “get crosses in”.

Deadline-day signing Cavani will be looking to get more minutes under his belt this week having gone agonisingly close to scoring with his first touch off the bench in a 0-0 draw against Chelsea.

RB Leipzig are the visitors to Old Trafford when the Champions League resumes on Wednesday, before Arsenal come to town in the Premier League next Sunday.

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And Owen reckons Cavani could prove to be a good signing for Man Utd this season as he is “one of the best movers in the game”.

“I love this guy’s movement, he’s my type of striker,” Owen told Premier League Productions. “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.

“If it does, defenders turn, spin and close you down. The timing of his run, he’s on his toes, Thiago [Silva] played alongside him at Paris Saint-Germain, he knows exactly how he does it, when he tries to time it, you could see that, talk about knowing your players, great defending.

“Normally, against most defenders he might have got there in front, nicked it and he wouldn’t have got a block in. We only saw a brief cameo but I’ve seen him for years and years and always thought he’s one of the best movers in the game in terms of those little darting runs, he loves nipping in front of defenders.

“I think he’s going to 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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