Edinson Cavani again managed to prove that he deserves to be recruited by Manchester United, by scoring a pair of goals against Southampton last week. But interestingly, club legend Roy Keane continues to criticize the Uruguay striker.
In a match that took place on Sunday night WIB yesterday (29/11), Cavani did not play since the first minute. He was only revealed in the second half to replace Mason Greenwood.
At that time the Red Devils were two goals behind, a result of the actions of Jan Bednarek and James Ward-Prowse.
But Solskjaer’s decision to lower Cavani is quite right. The 33-year-old striker scored two goals in return after Bruno Fernandes’ goal, which made Manchester United finally get the full points through the comeback.
In other words, Cavani has at least returned to prove that he is indeed worthy of being a Manchester United recruit, even though he is no longer young.
But interestingly, Roy Keane still criticized the former Napoli player.
“He was too slow just to come on to the pitch, with his shoes on. Same was the goal because of how unprepared he was to play and it was very confusing.”
“In the end, it was clear that he didn’t need shoes, he scored two goals with a header. He had a big contribution in coming in, with his quality, hunger and passion,” Keane told Sky Sports.
However, the Irish legend still admits that Cavani is a suitable player for Manchester United, although initially doubted this was due to the player’s age.
“It’s always a gamble when he comes to the club. People doubt why he came to this club, does he have hunger and desire?”
“We’ve seen clips of him in other games and thought: ‘Is he still capable?’, But we’ve seen the evidence today. He could be a big buy for United,” he concluded.
As for now, Cavani himself has indeed scored three goals in five appearances for Manchester United. Another goal came in the match against Everton in early November.