Edinson Cavani, 33 years old.
One start, two hundred and twelve minutes played with three goals and two assists. When it was rumored that Cavani was on the way to Manchester United, a lot of speculation and frustration surrounded the pickup. Shadowed by the continuous saga of Sancho, many people were left frustrated by the wages and seasoned striker’s age. So what has changed?
Cavani is a workhorse, spending time on and off the pitch working to instill positive habits in a United side that has, in my opinion, until the bringing of Bruno, lacked a certain level of leadership. With names like Bruno and Cavani bolstering the pitch, we see changes that we have waited a long time for.
Like the signing of Zlatan a few seasons back, bringing in these iconic names is often surrounded by speculation. However, I think that these signings, even if they don’t pan out further than locker room leadership, are worthwhile. Having these aging stars teach these young lads the ins and outs of the game is invaluable
Cavani has proven to me that he should be a tried and true starter in the Manchester United eleven. Martial, who has been extremely poor in recent performances, is nowhere near the caliber of player we need leading the charge right now as United push on in their Premier League campaign.
The months only get longer; let El Matador lead the charge.