Cavani has started just once for United (Picture: Getty Images)
Paul Ince is unsure about Edinson Cavani gaining a regular starting berth for
Manchester United despite his heroics in Sunday’s remarkable 3-2 victory against Southampton.
The Uruguayan’s expert brace after coming off the bench at half-time helped United overturn a two-goal deficit and pick up a much-needed victory at St Mary’s.
Since moving to Old Trafford on deadline day, Cavani has been limited to just one start for the Red Devils.
The Uruguayan fired United to victory over Southampton (Picture: Getty Images)
But the 33-year-old has scored three goals in just 126 minutes of
Premier League action, proving his immense value as a super sub.
And United legend Ince hailed Cavani as ‘world class’ and a much better option at centre-forward than Anthony Martial.
‘Listen, he’s world class,’ Ince told
Premier League Productions.
‘He’s not one of those that’s going to run channels or work the centre-halves but what he does is… if you put the balls in the right position, he will score you goals.
‘He’s probably what Man United need, a proper centre-forward. Martial is not a centre-forward. He can play along the lines but he’s not an out-and-out centre-forward.
‘They tried it with [Odion] Ighalo, it didn’t really work. [Cavani] is world class.
‘He knows the areas to go into, he can sense goals, he sniffs out goals and I think he will score a lot more goals for United this year.’
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But despite his excellent impact at St Mary’s, Ince feels Cavani may be better more effective coming off the bench rather than starting.
‘Listen, I’m sure Cavani’s done enough to warrant a start, but it depends how [Solskjaer] sees it,’ Ince added.
‘Cavani’s in his 30s, he can’t start every game, but what he can do is come on and make an impact like we saw [at Southampton].
‘Whether he can start from the beginning, I’m not too sure. I think he might want to, but he’s got options now.
‘When Ighalo came over from China, he was coming on for the last 10-15 minutes because he wasn’t too sure about him.
‘Now he knows he can throw someone like Cavani on, 45 minutes, and he will get goals. It’s good to have those problems, that’s for sure.’
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