Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves praise Edinson Cavani for leading Manchester United to a big win

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Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves praise ‘complete’ Edinson Cavani after Manchester United to a stunning 6-2 win over Roma in the Europa League semi-finals … Trafford deal!

  • Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves both praised Edinson Cavani’s performance
  • The striker was at the heart of United’s attacking threat in the 6-2 win over Roma
  • The experts agreed that no other forward at the club offers what Cavani does
  • United fans took to Twitter to urge Uruguayan to renew deal at Old Trafford

Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves praised Edinson Cavani after the striker led Manchester United to a sensational 6-2 win over Roma on Thursday evening.

The Uruguayan scored twice, providing the assist for two more goals when United rebelled at Old Trafford in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final with the Italian giants.

The result puts Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad in as strong a position as they could ever have hoped to enter next week’s second leg, where they seem to comfortably secure a place in next month’s final in Gdansk. set.

Edinson Cavani was in top form helping Manchester United shoot to a 6-2 win over Roma

Owen Hargeaves praised the forward's all-round performance and what he offers on his side

Owen Hargeaves praised the forward’s all-round performance and what he offers on his side

After the game, Scholes praised the Uruguayan for his impact on the game, and the former United midfielder believes Cavani offers something that United’s other attack options cannot.

“It was an all-round center forward,” Scholes told BT Sport.

“ We’ve seen players like this, Marcus (Rashford), Mason (Greenwood), (Anthony) Martial, we’re not quite sure if they’re center-forward.

‘Tonight, that’s what you say, that’s a real striker out there. He led the line, he brought other players into the game.

‘Two beautiful goals, what a finish the first, top corner and he gave the’ keeper no chance and also a snuffer goal.

‘It was a brilliant all-round performance. He will be a little disappointed that he didn’t get his hat-trick. ‘

Paul Scholes suggested that Cavani is the one and only center forward United has in their squad

Paul Scholes suggested that Cavani is the one and only center forward United has in their squad

Hargreaves agreed with his fellow pundit to praise Cavani, who sees his current deal with the club expire at the end of the season.

“That was a good striker,” said Hargreaves.

‘I like Martial, I like Marcus (Rashford), but they are more modern forwards who can play in multiple positions.

“But Cavani, he has the experience to play through the middle, I thought his hold-up game was brilliant.”

It was a performance that delighted United fans at home, but prompted many to immediately turn their minds to the forward’s future.

Many took to Twitter to urge Cavani to sign a new contract and extend his time at Old Trafford.

@SimplyUTD tweeted: ‘CAVANI SIGNS THE F *** ING CONTRACT.’

@mufcrey posted: ‘I could even cry if Cavani doesn’t sign the contract.’

Another commented, ‘Have this Cavani man sign the contract ASAP! What a player, oh what a player. ‘

Ole should lock Cavani in the locker room and not release him until he has renewed his contract. Tonight on fire, ‘tweeted @WaqarT_.

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