Man United told to keep Cavani amid exit report- pundit

By Frank McAvennie

27th Dec, 2021 | 9:22am

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Man United must keep Edinson Cavani at the club until the end of the season.

That’s according to former West Ham hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about “one of the best attackers at Man United.”

According to the Daily Mail (20 December), superstar Cavani is a target for Barcelona in January as they search for a Sergio Aguero replacement.

However, the report claims the Red Devils are keen to keep the veteran striker at Old Trafford.

McAvennie insists the striker can still play a crucial role this season.

“You have to keep him,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“He’s got to be one of the best attackers at Man United. For me, there are few strikers better than Cavani on his day.

“You have a 20-plus goal striker there. He hasn’t quite shown it this season but we saw it last year.

“Stick him in attack and give him the same number of chances as Ronaldo, you will see a similar goal return.

“Letting him go is madness. He can still do a job, a great job.

“I’m a big fan of his and I don’t know why he’s not playing more. Maybe it’s because there is an emphasis on the younger players at Man United.

“That’s fine but sometimes you need experience and Cavani has over 300 career goals.”

Cavani has made eight appearances in all competitions for Manchester United this season and scored one goal.

He is yet to make an appearance under Ralf Rangnick.

In other news, a pundit has predicted Rangnick to make a ‘big statement’ with Man United player after update via Sky.