Gary Neville says Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford NEED another year of Edinson Cavani at Manchester United as he praises the ‘brilliant example’ he sets amid fears he will retire for Boca Juniors
- Edinson Cavani scored an important goal in the Red Devils’ 3-1 victory against Tottenham
- The 34-year-old has scored eight deserving goals in 29 appearances for the club
- Marcel was concerned when he signed because of Falcao and Alexis Sanchez’s failures
- The iconic defender hailed him as a good example to Greenwood and Rashford
- Cavani’s father insisted that he leave for Boca Juniors at the end of the year
Gary Neville hailed striker Edinson Cavani’s ‘brilliant example’ for Manchester United’s young forwards after a fine performance in a 3-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday when he scored a crucial goal and could have scored another.
The 34-year-old Uruguayan has scored eight goals in 29 appearances since signing a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain in October, but his contract expires in June and his father revealed he wants to go to Argentina’s Boca Juniors.
On the Gary Neville podcastpraised the icon of the Red Devils Cavani’s impact and stated that he hoped he would stay at Old Trafford to pass on those skills, despite Uruguay coach Mario Rebollo and ex-United defender Marcos Rojo having a move to Boca discussed.
Manchester United icon Gary Neville praised striker Edinson Cavani (above) on his podcast
He cited the 34-year-old as a good example for Mason Greenwood (left) and Marcus Rashford
He said: ‘There was a moment at the end when Tottenham had a throw-in with two minutes to go and he (Cavani) moved between the center-back to avoid throwing in the ball. And he organizes where Greenwood should. turn into.
Mason Greenwood needs another year with Cavani next to him. When you see someone like that – it inspired us as young players, when you saw great players like (Bryan) Robson, (Steve) Bruce, (Eric) Cantona and Mark Hughes when we were younger.
“ When you see (the ones) who were the best players in the world, like Cavani, did his job in the 94th minute, someone like Mason Greenwood needs good standards above him and people who can mentor and coach him on the field .
“He needs another year from him. Rashford needs another year from him. He has been a truly brilliant example. I was a little nervous that he was coming here because of Falcao, Alexis Sanchez – who were showcase signings. This one has been different.
‘He has really worked brilliantly and helped Manchester United tremendously. How do you replace what he is currently doing if he does want to return to South America and does not want to record that year (extension)?
Manchester United have the option, but they will give him the option. If he wants to go back, there is nothing they can do. He’s doing the right things. As a striker in the box, he does the right things, the right movements. It’s a clockwork. ‘
Neville fervently hoped that Cavani would extend his stay despite strong ties to Boca Juniors
Cavani signed a one-year contract with the option to extend the deal for another year, but the forward has been linked with a return to his native South America and Boca Juniors.
Sportsmail reported last week that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that the striker remains ‘unsure’ about his stay at the club, with concerns about his playing time.
Solskjaer’s next side will face Granada in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-final on Thursday, 2-0 higher than the first leg, before Burnley plays in the Premier League on Sunday.