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Michael Owen has questioned whether Edinson Cavani will shine at Manchester United as he might not get the service he needs. Cavani opened his goal-scoring record during Saturday’s 3-1 win over Everton with a late strike from a counter-attack.
United forward Owen admits that he has concerns about Cavani, despite his assured finish over the weekend. Owen admits that Cavani would have been a real weapon in a Sir Alex Ferguson United team.
“In terms of the finish, I like players that actually place the ball rather than just smacking it,” Owen told Premier League Productions. “He opens his body up, pretends he’s going to the far corner, gives the goalkeeper the eyes and whips his leg over and knocks it into the near post. And Cavani is off and running.
“Some players are brilliant regardless, some players don’t necessarily need crosses into the box because they can make an impact regardless. I’ve watched this lad for years and years, there’s not many players I’ve seen with movement like him in the box when the ball is coming in.’
“Manchester United of old, he would have scored hundreds of goals in those teams. Now, are they going to get lots of crosses into the box and cut-backs that he preys on? It’s a very good signing, I just hope he gets the ammunition to fire the bullets.”