Edinson Cavani is merely a mentor for Manchester United’s young frontline and not the long-term solution to the club’s attack.
The Uruguayan international inspired United to a stunning victory over Southampton on Sunday afternoon, scoring two goals and an assist after coming off the bench at half-time.
The awareness of the 33-year-old’s position and his runs in the box added deadly power to United’s frontline – something Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desired throughout his two-year reign – and Wes Brown explained that it will only help Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason. Greenwood.
“Martial is still a young man and Cavani has come to help – he’s not a long-term solution at Man United,” the former United defender told talkSPORT.com.
“We know he’s a first-class player, but he came into the squad, didn’t start a lot of games and came as a substitute here and there.
“On the weekend he produced the merchandise with him to get both goals, and that just shows the kind of character he is.
“If something doesn’t go right, he will come and try to fix it. We know his abilities and that will only help Martial, Rashford and Greenwood improve.
“He has the positioning of an attacker that the other three have not yet reached where he is still in the box to make the right runs.
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Brown also said United may have to be looking for a younger No.9 this summer, insisting that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to maintain a good level of competition in his squad.
When asked if another striker was needed, he replied, “Ultimately, yes, but at the moment he gets the job done.
“We have three young forwards and the experience it shows, sometimes if you score goals, no matter your age.
“If he can continue, he will start more games.
“Every season you always need new people on your team to try to improve it. You need competition and the more competition there is, the harder they work and fight. “
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