Marcus Rashford praises 'top player' Edinson Cavani

Marcus Rashford praises ‘top player’ Edinson Cavani following his instant impact at Manchester United, claiming he gives his side’s already formidable attack ‘another dimension’

  • Edinson Cavani set up Bruno Fernandes during the 2-2 draw against Leicester
  • Cavani also has four goals in 13 appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side 
  • Marcus Rashford scored his 50th Premier League goal at King Power Stadium
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side now sit four points behind league leaders Liverpool

Edinson Cavani has been hailed a ‘top player’ by Manchester United team-mate Marcus Rashford, who says the former PSG striker gives the Red Devils ‘another dimension’.

Cavani has seamlessly settled into the United ranks and has notched four goals in 13 appearances across all competitions – despite being predominantly used as a substitute. 

The Uruguayan registered his first assist for United after coming off the bench in the 2-2 draw at Leicester, with the veteran striker showcasing his vision by playing in Bruno Fernandes with a perfectly weighted through ball. 

Edison Cavani came off the bench to provide an assist for Bruno Fernandes against Leicester

Rashford was also on the scoresheet as United moved to within four points of league leaders Liverpool, and the England forward praised Cavani after the game. 

‘He’s a top player, he has lots of qualities and I think he gives us another dimension that’s different to what we already have,’ the 23-year-old told MUTV. ‘It’s good to play with him and to see him scoring and assisting is important for any forward and we need to keep up between us what we’ve been doing. 

‘For that goal, it was all the way from back, I think it was Eric (Bailly) who stepped up and played a good ball through the lines. 

‘It was a great turn from Edinson and he drove at Jonny (Evans) who then he had a decision to make, whether to step out to him or stay back and let him shoot. Edinson played a nice pass and it was a good goal, but to concede and to throw it away is difficult to take.   

Marcus Rashford scored in the 2-2 draw and praised Cavani’s impact from the the bench 

‘It feels like a loss in the changing room. I think we deserved to win the game and we had the chances to win the game, but we didn’t quite get over the line. Now we just need to recover and go again in the next one.’ 

Rashford’s goal was his 50th in the Premier League for the Red Devils, however he also missed a free header from three yards and a one-on-one at the King Power Stadium. 

‘It could be more. I don’t really like to look back, I just look forward and see where I can improve,’ he added. ‘When you miss a chance it’s about the next one and thankfully it came not too long after and I managed to put it away. As a striker, you’re not going to score every time, but it’s important not to miss every time.

‘If we score two goals in a game I think we expect to win it. It’s difficult to take, but we move on to the next one now.’

Rashford was guilty of spurning several chances as United had to settle for a draw at Leicester 

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